Category Archive: Events

Maine DMR to hold coastwide lobster meetings in March

HALLOWELL, ME – Over the last year, Pat Keliher, commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has held many meetings with the lobster industry on a range of issues as part of his commitment to bring information to the industry and have a dialogue about potential changes. That process will continue in March when …

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39th Maine forum highlights include visit from ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain

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ROCKPORT, ME – Anyone who’s a fan of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” reality series might want to make an extra effort to arrive early for this year’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which begins on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Samoset Resort here. Keith Colburn, captain of the F/V Wizard, a 155′ Bering Sea crabber that’s …

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Working Waterfront Festival to showcase industry

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – The Working Waterfront Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a retrospective look at how commercial fishing and fishing communities have changed over the past decade. Scheduled to take place Sept. 28-29 here in the number-one dollar-value port in the nation, this year’s festival will explore past themes …

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2013 MAINE LOBSTER BOAT RACE SCHEDULE

The Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association (MLBRA) has announced the following schedule of dates and locations for lobster boat racing competitions during the season ahead. ● Boothbay Harbor. June 15. Info: Marshall Farnham, (207) 380-5892. ● Rockland. June 16. Info: Steve Brooks, (207) 354-8763. ● Bass Harbor. June 23. Info: Wayne/Colyn Rich (207) 244-9623. ● …

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Fishing industry rallies to demand aid, MSA flexibility

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 BOSTON, MA – About 300 people, including fishermen and their families from around New England, fish buyers, boat owners, and concerned citizens, attended the Groundfish Industry Rally held at the Boston Fish Pier on April 29.Organized by the Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC), more than a dozen speakers urged Congress, consumers, and the National Marine Fisheries …

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‘Thumbs up’ to the Maine forum

ROCKPORT, ME – The 38th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which took place Feb. 28-March 1 at the Samoset Resort here, was one to remember. Over 3,000 people attended, packing seminar rooms and crowding the sold-out trade show floors. Despite the ongoing turmoil in several of the region’s fisheries, people laughed, slapped each other on the …

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