Maine’s iconic lobster fishing industry
is in deep trouble and needs your help!
New federal rules intended to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale won’t save the whales but have set a course to eliminate the fishery and end Maine’s lobstering tradition.
Imagine Stonington without lobster boats?
Boothbay Harbor without buoys?
No lobster industry for children on Vinalhaven?
The threat is real.
In 2021, the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) released a ten-year whale plan that requires the Maine lobster fishery to reduce its already minimal risk to right whales by 98 percent. This is an unachievable goal and the industry could not survive. What’s worse is that, as of September 2022, NMFS is now fast-tracking the plan and will require Maine’s lobster industry to implement an unachievable 90 percent “risk reduction” as quickly as possible or the federal lobster fishery could be shutdown.
This means that the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) does not have ten years to fight back to Save Maine Lobstermen – we must act now!
Join the Fight to Save Maine Lobstermen
The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is a 501 (c)(6) organization and contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.