Maine Fishermen’s Forum
February 28th, March 1st and 2nd, 2019
Samoset Resort – Rockland, ME
The 2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum will be held from February 28th through March 2nd at the Samoset Resort in Rockland.
The largest event of its kind in New England, the event offers fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists, and other related seafood industry participants an opportunity to meet on neutral ground with fisheries managers, state representatives, Congressmen and Senators.
Attendees will collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, technology, the environment, and more. Over 120 suppliers of commercial fishing equipment and services exhibit at the Forum each year. If it’s of interest to the fishing industry, chances are you’ll find it here.
Each year the Forum provides three days of free seminars for fishermen covering a wide range of topics such as the health of the lobster resource, commercial fishing safety, upcoming regulatory actions, and much more.
The event of the year for Maine’s fishing community, Maine Fishermen’s Forum provides a setting for informal socializing and networking opportunities, an organized event each night including the seafood reception, Friday night Fish dinner, and banquet and dance on Saturday night.
Day trippers are welcome but there are a host of lodging options both on and off the resort. The forum is a family-focused event with a full suite of children’s events.
Thursday night features a silent auction. On Friday night, the live auction will include a variety of items, all generously donated by friends of the Forum. A bucket raffle also raises more funds for the kids and provides the winner the chance to go home with some great prizes.
All auction proceeds, including those from the silent auction are returned to the community as scholarship funds for college-bound children of Maine fishing families. To date, the auction has raised $358,246 for educational scholarships.
For more information, visit mainefishermensforum.org