Updates (as of February 18th)

  • The Samoset Resort is now completely booked for our event from March 2-4. If you haven’t yet made a reservation, contact Loa Lee,  our reservation specialist ,  at 319-8066 to be added to our wait list.
  • We have a wait list for the social events (Seafood Reception, Fish Dinner and Banquet Dinner).  You can contact Loa Lee, our  reservation specialist, at 207-319-8066 to be added to the wait list.  If you have a package and will not be using your ticket please consider donating it back to the Forum so it can be reissued to someone on the wait list.
  • Only 5 days left to sign up for Red Cross Training Registration (by February 22nd).  Please contact Chilloa, Forum Coordinator,  at 207-442-7700 to register.
  • REMINDER – PLEASE GET SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING.  For more information contact Chilloa, Forum Coordinator,  at 207-442-7700.
  • Penobscot East Resource Center invites you to join them for a celebration/reception.

American Red Cross First Aid Training
March 2, 2017

Give yourself and your crew the tools to handle a medical emergency at sea or on shore. We’ve teamed with the Red Cross to provide low-cost first aid and CPR training at this year’s Forum. Commercial fishing is dangerous work, and having the proper first training on board is just as important as having a first aid kit itself. Make sure you’re rigged with the right safety tools and the right skills to use them.

One day and $126 buys USCG-approved first aid certification and the peace of mind knowing someone (or better yet – everyone) on your boat is prepared for the accidents that no one wants but that all-too-often happen in our business. Fishing single-handed? This workshop is especially important because if you find yourself in a situation, you have got to take care of matters by yourself.

Invest in a lifetime of life-saving skills for less than the cost of one barrel of bait.  Sign up at Red Cross Training or just call Forum Coordinator Chilloa Young at 207-442-7700 and she’ll set you up.


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About Us!!

The Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and communication for our Fishermen and fishing industry stakeholders.

Forum 2017 Events

Red Cross Training, a huge trade show and multiple informational seminars are planned for the Forum this year.  Won’t you join us?

Schedules and Forms

Registration forms for the Samoset Resort, trade show applications and lists, scholarship forms, event schedules, and much more – all can be found here!


Red Cross training will be offered at the 2017 Forum.  Forms can be faxed or e-mailed (call 442-7700 with credit card) OR mailed with payment OR you can register on line and pay with credit card through paypal (no paypal account needed).


To come during January

This is a free service honoring fishermen we have lost.  It will include pictures and short biographies provided by family.

2016 Review

Some photos available. More to be added during January.

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