Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. The Coast Guard Safety at Sea Presentation which aired on March 4, 2021 explained several simple precautions which can dramatically improve your chances of surviving an accident at sea and coming home safely to your family.
If you missed it, please click on this link to see it: Commercial_Fishing_Safety_(Source).MP4
Maine DMR research staff collected data on the lobster population at different life stages through multiple long-term monitoring programs including the commercial landings, commercial sea sampling, Ventless Trap Survey, Inshore Trawl Survey, and Settlement Survey. In 2020, additional projects continued for maturity determination and a larval lobster survey. DMR staff presented the results of these monitoring programs in 2020 and how 2020 compares in the context of previous years in a virtual webinar.
Did you miss this event? Luckily, we have the presentation right here for you!
The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is committed to be a resource for all fishermen and those in the industry. We are particularly interested in supporting Maine’s next fishing generation. In 2021, we conducted the Future of Fishing Video Challenge and Seminar. We launched the event in February with a request for video submissions from young fishermen and aired the videos during our March seminar, highlighting active industry members from Portland to Jonesboro, ages 8 to 31. We heard that the next generation is interested in learning more technical and practical skills (such as tying knots, studying the bottom, advice on trap types, and learning more about rules and regulations), how to ensure the future of the industry (ocean stewardship, how to save working waterfronts), and most importantly, who they can lean on in their communities for advice.
We will use this information to create sessions during the 2022 Fishermen’s Forum to continue this conversation and support generations to come. In the meantime, enjoy the videos!
|First Name||Last Name||Location||Age||Fisheries||Video Links|
|Jarvis||Eaton||Deer Isle||14||Lobster||Jarvis’ Interview|
|Joey||Conroy||Portland||24||Mussels, Kelp||Joey’s Interview|
|Kelly||Hinkle||Fish out of Addison, lives in Columbia Falls||29||Lobster, Seaweed, Pogies||Kelly’s Interview|
|Luke||Getto||Stonington||14||Lobster, Tuna||Luke’s Interview|
|Rebekah||Hodgson||Jonesboro||31||Lobster, clams||Rebekah’s Interview|
|Warren||Young||Seal Cove||20||Lobster||Warren’s Interview|
On March 5th the Forum sponsored a “Four Course Cooking Demonstration” which provided a unique opportunity to learn about cooking various seafood dishes. Chef Patrick Vigue showed his techniques in preparing a variety of delicious recipes using oysters, mussels, hake, salmon, lobster and clams.
A video of the cooking show can be seen here: Cooking Video