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Welcome to the
42nd Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum

The 2017 Forum will be held on March 2nd, March 3rd, & March 4th at the Samoset Resort

Captain Keith Colburn from the F/V Wizard (Deadliest Catch) at the 2016 Forum with 11 year old Haven Marves who built a model of the F/V Wizard.   Haven is a lobsterman and captain of her own boat F/V Marvelous out of North Haven. 
(Tess Marves photo)

Click here for information on the 2016 Forum held on March 3rd through 5th
Click here for the list of 2016 Scholarship Winners (checks will be mailed in early May)
Click here for Seminar Presentations from the 2016 Forum
Click here for Photo Collages of the Forum 2016 Events
Information for the 2017 Forum will be posted as it becomes available

     Welcome to the Maine Fishermen’s Forum!  This is the largest event of its kind in New England – one dedicated to offering fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists and other related seafood industry participants an opportunity to meet on neutral ground with fisheries managers, state representatives, Congressmen and Senators.  We offer over 30 seminars on different subjects related to the fishing industry, gear regulations etc. In addition, there are family programs, a Trade Show, a Seafood Reception highlighting Maine’s seafood, a Banquet/Dance on the last night, as well as a benefit auction to raise money for kids from seafood families.
     We welcome you and your family to get away to the Forum – for a whole bunch of great reasons!  There is no cost to attend the seminars, tradeshow, or auction.    

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