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THE 2022 MAINE FISHERMEN’S FORUM IS CANCELED

 The Board of Directors of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum has made the truly difficult decision to cancel the Forum’s educational event and trade show originally scheduled for March 3, 4 and 5, 2022.  Instead their will be a series of educational sessions that will allow for remote participation (Virtual Seminars) which will be listed below.

Upcoming changes to the management of the federal scallop fishery
in the Northern Gulf of Maine
Virtual Seminar

This virtual seminar will be held for February 17th, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 PM.  The zoom link will be provided soon.

Changes are coming to the management of the federal scallop fishery in the Northern Gulf of Maine. The recent approval of Amendment 21 to the Scallop FMP establishes a new sharing agreement for allowable landings, and includes observer requirements for all LAGC vessels starting in 2022.

The New England Fishery Management Council developed measures in Framework 34 that implement the Amendment 21 rules and re-open Stellwagen Bank. Council staff will review the upcoming changes to management of this area, as well as the outlook for the fishery in 2022. Staff from National Marine Fisheries Service will discuss how the fishery will be monitored, including the new observer requirements for all LAGC vessels participating in the NGOM fishery.

For more information on Amendment 21 visit: https://www.nefmc.org/library/amendment-21

For more information on Framework 34 visit: https://www.nefmc.org/library/framework-34-1

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