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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)

 Seminar Ideas Wanted

The 2017 Maine Fishermen’s Forum is coming up soon, and the Board of Directors is currently seeking seminar ideas.

Attached please find a Seminar RFP developed by the Forum Board of Directors outlining the new procedure. 
We hope this process will enhance the seminar choices offered for consideration, and look forward to your seminar ideas presented in this new format. 

The deadline for receipt of the RFP proposals is November 1st, 2017.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chilloa Young at
.  And thank you in advance for your great ideas!

Link to Seminar RFP (pdf)    Link to Seminar RFP (doc)


 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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