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New Bedford gears up to host its annual Working Waterfront Festival, Sept. 26-27

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The nation’s Number One fishing port hosts its annual Working Waterfront Festival – a free, family-friendly celebration of commercial fishing culture – once again this year on the working piers of New Bedford’s historic waterfront Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. More than simply a celebration, the Working Waterfront Festival …

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Busy summer of lobster boat racing ahead;  24 classes and up to 12 days of competition

ROCKPORT, ME – You’re going to want to pack a lunch if you’re heading out to take in one of the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association (MLBRA) races this summer. Participants at MLBRA’s pre-season spring meeting, held during the Maine Fishermen’s Forum here on Mar. 7, voted to add additional brackets within two classes, resulting …

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40th Annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum: One for the books

It had all the makings of a great movie: you had the glory of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum celebrating its 40th anniversary mixed with the drama of worrying about what the weather might be. The Samoset Resort crew sent out an e-mail on Monday morning of forum week with a bulldozer excavating a small glacier …

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Maine Fishermen’s Forum celebrates 40 years

ROCKPORT, ME – The Maine Fishermen’s Forum (MFF) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a jam-packed three days scheduled at the Samoset Resort from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7. A highlight of this year’s bigger-than-ever Forum Trade Show will be the appearance of Capt. Dave Carraro from the National Geographic Channel’s Wicked …

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ASMFC, MAFMC to hold joint meetings on new fluke quota management ideas

WASHINGTON, DC – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) are working together to develop a “Comprehensive Summer Flounder Management Amendment.” Together, they are planning to hold at least 10 public comment sessions this fall to gather input on a scoping document that will outline potential changes to existing …

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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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