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 Keliher convenes a new round of meetings to review the 2013 Lobster Settlement Survey and other scientific monitoring.  Those sessions will set the stage for the development of a state fishery management plan for the lobster fishery.

The DMR has scheduled 10 meetings in locations all along the coast (at right).  The kickoff session was planned for the Maine Fishermen’s Forum on March 1 at 9am in the Rockport Room at the Samoset Resort.

Dates, times, and locations of the regional meetings will be sent by e-mail to industry members and posted on the DMR website at <>.  Check the website in advance of attending a meeting to confirm locations and for cancellation notices.  Or contact DMR Resource Coordinator Sarah Cotnoir at (207) 624-6596 or e-mail <>.  /cfn/


Town Meeting Location Date 
Rockport Kickoff Meeting, Maine Fishermen’s Forum,
Rockport Room, Samoset
Sat., March 1
9am – 12pm
Waldoboro Waldoboro Municipal Building  (EMS Bays)
1600 Atlantic Highway
March 11
5pm – 7pm
York York Village Fire Department
One Firehouse Dr.
March 13
10am – 12pm
Scarborough (Location to be determined –please refer to the DMR website) March 13
3pm – 5pm
Vinalhaven Vinalhaven School Auditorium March 14
10am – 12pm
Deer Isle Deer Isle-Stonington High School Cafeteria
251 N Deer Isle Rd.
March 25
3 pm – 5 pm
Bath Maine Maritime Museum,
243 Washington St.
March 28
10am – 12pm
Yarmouth Yarmouth Town Hall, Community Room
200 Main St.
March 28
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Machias UMaine Machias, Science Bldg., Room 102
116 O’Brien Ave.
March 31
11am – 1pm
Milbridge Milbridge Elementary School Gym
39 Washington Street
March 31
4pm – 6pm
Northeast Harbor The Neighborhood House
1 Kimball Rd.
April 11
1am – 1pm


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