LIVE 2023 FORUM!
The Board of Directors has announced that in March 2023, they will be hosting a LIVE Forum! The event will be held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport March 2, 3 and 4 next year, and we are already in the planning stages.
We have booked over a third of the trade show exhibitors. The trade show application is already available, and space is already filling up, so please book early!
We will also be soliciting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the Forum, and the deadline for receipt is December 1, 2022. Directions and the fillable application are also available on this site.
Applicants for the 2023 Scholarship drawing are welcome to apply, using the link to access our application. Remember – the applicant must provide a transcript from their college or trade school in order to qualify. For more information, contact Coordinator Chilloa Young at (207) 442-7700.
Please plan on attending; we are all looking forward to seeing you at the 2023 Forum!
Upcoming changes to the Management of the Federal Scallop Fishery
in the Northern Gulf of Maine
The Maine Fishermen’s Forum hosted a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 17, which outlined changes to the scallop fishery of the Northern Gulf of Maine. Panelists included Jonathan Peros, scallop lead for NEFMC; Travis Ford, scallop lead for the Greater Atlantic Fisheries Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS/NOAA Fisheries); and Jessica Blaylock, industry-funded scallop observer program lead at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries.
At the meeting, upcoming changes to the management of the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area were reviewed. There was an overview of the 2022 fishery. Information was provided on how the fishery will be monitored and information about new observer requirements for limited access general category vessels participating in the fishery were discussed.
The below link will provide the Power Point discussed during the webinar.
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