The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is a three-day annual event held over the first weekend in March at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The Forum brings together fishermen, sea farmers, gear suppliers, state and federal scientists and regulators, and other stakeholders for education, collaboration, commerce, and more. Our trade show and seminars are free to attend.

Evening Event Ticket Sales
Open online January 2, 2024

February 29, 2024
Seafood Reception and Silent Auction

March 1, 2024
Fish Dinner and Live Auction

March 2, 2024
Banquet, Awards, and Dance Party

Samoset Room Bookings
Open online January 2, 2024

New Process for 2024

First come, first served.
Choose your own room when booking.
Reservations must be made through this website.


Learn about how to apply to be an exhibitor, exhibitor setup guidelines, sponsorship, advertising, auction donations, places to stay, and evening events.


Learn about attending our free trade show, seminars, children’s programs, and health screenings. Purchase your tickets for evening events, find overnight lodging, and directions to the Samoset Resort. Register for onsite CPR training.


Apply for a scholarship. Learn about our process for submitting a Seminar Request for Proposal. Download forms. View the seminar schedule and descriptions. Download presentation materials after the forum.