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It’s Almost Time for Open Enrollment!
Open Enrollment begins November 1st and only runs for 45 days until December 15th. Don’t miss out! The MLA has certified Navigators available to work with lobstermen and coastal communities. Call the office to find out more information or find out what plans are offered. Ready to enroll? Make an appointment now! 207-967-4555 or click this link to find out more http://mainelobstermen.org/projects/health-insurance/
Where are the Herring?
Up and down the Maine coast one hears the same laments from lobstermen: “Herring! I need more herring!” followed by “The price of bait is killing me!”
It’s been an unusual summer for herring fishermen and lobstermen alike. Last summer, the surge of herring catches in Area 1A (inshore Gulf of Maine) caused the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to take
Marine Patrol: Once again, the summer season has been busy
As would be expected, Marine Patrol Officers have been very busy, with summer in full swing and lobster catches picking up. Officers in southern and midcoast Maine have been involved with violations of the owner/operator law, individuals fishing without a lobster license, illegal dumping, molesting lobster gear and a charge of artificial removal of eggs. Artificial removal of eggs carries a four-year-minimum license
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Come to Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Viper in Newcastle Maine for some free food, music and to find out all that Dodge Ram can offer you! There will talks, demos and a chance to win a two year lease on a Dodge ram Truck. The MLA will be there too to take part in the festivities and to talk about business support and membership in the Maine Lobstermen’s Association. Come join the fun! Did we mention the free food?
If you have questions, please call the Council office.
Hard Tellin’ @ Frontier: October 24, 6:00 PMJoin us at the Frontier on October 24 for a fun evening. We will be featuring all of our awesome Hard Tellin’ videos, including a new one with Frontier’s very own Chef Noly Lopez. Hang out with MCFA and some of our friends to watch these great videos with a question and answer panel to follow, including a discussion on how digital story-telling can positively impact Maine’s fisheries, other natural resources, and climate change.
Review Framework (FW) 29 alternatives and analyses. The primary focus of this meeting will be to provide input on the range of specification alternatives. FW29 will set specifications including ABC/ACLs, days-at-sea, access area allocations, total allowable catch
for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, targets for General Category incidental catch, and set-asides for the observer and research programs for fishing year 2018 and default specifications for fishing year 2019. Management measures in FW29include:
1) Flatfish accountability measures;
2) NGOM measures;
3) Measures to access area boundaries, consistent with potential changes to habitat and groundfish mortality closed areas.
Make recommendations on 2018 scallop work priorities.
Discuss scallop related issues under consideration in ground fish FW 57.
Other business may be discussed, as necessary.
If you would like your written comments to be considered at this meeting, they must be received at the NEFMC office no later than close of business on Friday, October 20, 2017. Please address them t
o Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies. Email submissions should be sent to email@example.com