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 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.

2022 Book Scholarship Winners

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that ALL of the qualified candidates who applied for scholarships will receive them!

The following applicants have been drawn as winners of the 2022 Forum Scholarship Book Awards:

  • Jacob Curtis
  • Nathan Emmons
  • Sophie Gamage
  • Madison Faulkingham
  • Braxton Farrin
  • Audrey Young
  • Mackenzie Mayo
  • Emily Kelsey

The awards will be mailed out this week.  Congratulations to our winners!

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.

Powerpoint Presentation for Virtual Seminar (Click Here)

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Open Forum with Federal Fisheries Leadership
Wednesday, March 23, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Virtual Seminar

Please join us for the annual opportunity for constituents to dialogue with NOAA Fisheries Leadership on Wednesday March 23, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 615 185 8543



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