Membership

"For the past 62 years the Maine Lobstermen’s Association has advocated for lobstermen from all parts of the Maine coast. Its longevity is due to the men and women who make up its membership. Staying strong and relevant means successfully drawing new members into the association year after year..” Read more here!




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Health Insurance

To make it easier for small business owners and their workers to get affordable health coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace in every state. SHOP offers small businesses a simple way to find and buy health insurance coverage that meets the needs of employees and a company’s budget.

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MLA Update

MLA May Directors Meeting
The MLA Board took a moment to honor Pat White, who passed away suddenly in mid-April. The family organized a beautiful service in York which was extremely well attended by Pat’s family, friends and colleagues from the lobster industry. MLA will honor Pat’s memory with a donation to the Alzheimer Foundation. Further, MLA will rename its annual Golden V-notch Award the Pat White Award.

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Season Preview

Maine’s coastal waters are warmer than last year but not as warm as in 2012, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, which has been tracking Gulf temperatures in an effort to predict when this year’s lobster season will begin. The temperature at 50-meter depths at four coastal buoys was approximately one degree C. warmer than normal in mid-April. Yet the month of May proved unusually cool.

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Events

Jun
26
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race – Bass Harbor @ Bass Harbor
Jun 26 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.

 

 

Jun
27
Mon
Pizza Night Benefit for the MLCA@ Rudys of the Cape @ Rudy's of the Cape
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat some tasty Pizza at Rudy’s of the Cape, sit down or take-out, and raise money for the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance.  Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry.  Find out more at www.rudysme.com  or  MLCA rectanglewww.mlcalliance.orgMLCA rectangleRudys_established_seallogo_black_300CMYK copy

Jun
30
Thu
Public Comment Meeting for Ocean Planning in the Northeast @ Glickman Library, USM
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

These meetings quick look at the draft Ocean Plan and start to analyze what it might mean for communities.There will also be upcoming opportunities for public discussion of the draft, including public meetings in each New England state during the month of June.

You can find out more at  http://www.islandinstitute.org/working-waterfront/draft-ocean-plan-suggests-better-data-coordination-users or at www.neoceanplanning.org

Jul
2
Sat
Maine Lobster Boat Race -Moosabec Reach @ Moosabec Reach
Jul 2 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.

 

 

Jul
5
Tue
Pizza Night Benefit for the MLCA @ Otto's Pizza
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MLCA Ottos

Eat some tasty Pizza at Ottos! Sit down or take-out, or buy a gift card or t-shirt if you are not hungry! A portion of all sales goes towards the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance.  Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry.  Find out more at www.ottoportland.com.