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The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is fighting to protect Maine’s lobstering heritage.

We need 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.

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) is fighting back to Save Maine Lobstermen – and we need your help!

On June 16, 2023, a U.S. federal appeals court overturned a lower court decision and handed Maine lobstermen a historic victory. While this is promising news that we hope will lead to a solution that will protect the endangered whales without decimating the lobster fishery, we know our fight is not over. The MLA must have the financial resources it will need to continue to protect our way of life.

Read more about the court action here: https://savemainelobstermen.org/in-court/

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The Maine Lobstermen’s Association is a 501 (c)(6) organization and contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.