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Welcome to the
41st Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum

The 2016 Forum will be held on March 3rd, March 4th, & March 5th at the Samoset Resort

The Forum Board is delighted to welcome back Captain Keith Colburn from the series “Deadliest Catch.”  He will be participating in the Thursday Forum seminar “Questioning our Changing Oceans,” and plans to be in attendance for the entire 3 day event.

DMR has a new online licensing and landings system, called Maine LEEDS. DMR staff will be on site at the Fishermen’s Forum (find us in the Business Manager’s office) from Friday (10 am to 4 pm) and Saturday (9 am to 2 pm) to help you register for the new system so you can apply for licenses, submit landings reports, and even order tags online.  Even if you already have your 2016 license, stop by to create a login and to learn how LEEDS can save you from submitting paper applications and reports to DMR.

New on February 1st:  Forum Seminar Schedules and Descriptions
New on February 4th:  Vendors List and Kids Schedule
New on February 8th: Form for Day Trip Meal Tickets, Program Ads and Scholarship Donations

     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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We do not sell nor share any information gathered from Forum attendees – “never have, never will!” 

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