Two of our family Cross The Bar on January 23, 2020

Our condolences to the families of Joe Nickerson and Chris Pinkham.

Captain Arnold Nickerson IV, known by most as Joe Nickerson and crewman Christopher Pinkham tragically passed away when their fishing vessel the Hayley Ann capsized on January 23, 2020.  Joe was a fourth generation lobsterman who had over 50 years of experience on the water. He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather.  Chris leaves behind his loving wife and two beautiful young daughters.

Go Fund Me pages have been set up for both families. If you would like make a donation please make a selection below.

Joe Nickerson Go Fund Me Page          Chris Pinkham Go Fund Me Page

Thank you for supporting our fishing brothers.

Forum Board of Directors

RESERVATIONS FOR THE  2020 FORUM

1/22/20 Update:  Samoset Rooms are: Thursday Night (93% Filled), Friday/Saturday Night (100% SOLD OUT), Seafood Reception Tickets (94% Sold), Fish Dinner (81% Sold) and Banquet (82% Sold).  If you would like to be placed on a wait list in case of cancellations for a Samoset Room for Friday & Saturday Night please email Loalee at Res@mainefishermensforum.org or call Loalee at 207-319-8066.

 You may make Samoset Room Reservations (see above room update) and order Meal Tickets for the 2020 Forum by filling out the Samoset Room Reservation and Meal Ticket Form and:

  • Emailing it to Res@mainefishermensforum.org
  • Faxing it to (207) 442-7790
  • Mailing it to Maine Fishermen’s Forum, PO Box 288, Bath, ME 04530, ATTN: Loalee Young.

Your reservation is ONLY verified when you receive a confirmation.

Advertising and Donations

Do you want to advertise in the 2020 Forum Program or make a tax deductible donation of an item or cash to the Forum Scholarship Program?  Please fill out the following form and send it to the Forum Coordinator at chilloa@taxbracket.com.  For more information, call the Forum Coordinator at (207) 442-7700.

Donation and Advertising Form: (HTML) (PDF)

You can advertise on the Forum website for one year for only $250!  Please contact the Forum Coordinator at (207) 442-7700 if you are interested.

CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING INFORMATION

Thursday, March 5th, 1:00 to 4:30 for a $50.00 Fee (only 10 Openings)

Please click her for information and to register:  Health and Safety

Seminar in the Spotlight

Shellfish Focus Day – Thursday, March 5th

Shellfish Day, sponsored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources, will be our seminar in the spotlight this week. It is being held on Thursday, March 5th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Please click here for information (including agenda):  Shellfish Focus Day

THURSDAY SEMINAR – OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE GULF OF MAINE
Agenda Updated 1-16-20 – New Start Time at 9:30 am

Join us on Thursday March 5 from 9:30-4:00 at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum for a one-day seminar on offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Maine!

Please click here for seminar information and to register:  Wind Seminar

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE 2020 FORUM (45 ANNIVERSARY)

Would you like to be a Sponsor at the 45th Anniversary Forum in 2020?  Check out the options here (PDF) (HTML).

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