Claws for a Cause

Claws for a Cause: a program to preserve Maine's lobstering heritage.

Claws for a Cause: a program to preserve Maine’s lobstering heritage.

The MLCA is developing a partnership with the business community through its Claws for a Cause program to educate the public about the sustainable and non-harmful fishing practices of the Maine lobster industry. The MLCA has developed educational materials including a poster and table tent card presenting facts about the heritage and sustainable fishing practices of the Maine lobster fishery. Participating businesses post these materials and then donate funds to support the MLCA’s chartable programs. To learn more about Claws for a Cause and how to participate, please contact Antonina “Andi” Pelletier,

Charity Nights

Look for 2017 MLCA charity nights at various restaurants! Bring your friends, family and anyone you can drag off the street to eat some delicious pizza AND give to the MLCA at the same time. Due to the generosity of these restaurants, a portion of all pizza sold, take out or dine-in is donated to the MLCA’s Claws for a Cause. Join us!

Tuesday June 6th – Otto Pizza, 225 Congress Street, Portland ME


June 27th – Bird Dog Road House, 517 Ocean House Road Cape Elizabeth ME


The Lobster Roll FestivalSponsored by Downeast Magazine

The first annual Downeast Lobster Roll Festival kicks off Saturday July 8th at Thompson’s Point, in Portland Maine.  This outdoor event will have Maine Crafts and vendors, live music, a judging of the World’s Best Lobster Roll, a kids area and of course lobster rolls. For every lobster roll purchased, the MLCA will be the recipient of $4.  So bring your appetite! Find out more at


Community Events

Hannaford Helps

In 2016 & 2017  one could buy a reusable bag from a participating Hannaford and a $1 donation was made to MLCA. Stay tuned for other stores participating in 2017.

Read about previous Hannaford Helps programs here…

Buy an MLCA bracelet

These nifty little bands go a long way to supporting the MLCA and give you a reminder that the MLCA is always working for the lobster industry.  Pick up an adult or child’s band at the following locations:

Quoddy Bay Lobster, Eastport ME

Cook’s Lobster and Ale House, Bailey Island, ME

Lucky Catch Cruises, Commercial Street,  Portland ME

Free Range Fish & Lobster, Commercial Street, Portland ME

Port Lobster, Kennebunk Port, ME




Luke’s Lobster, based in Manhattan, NY
Bern Unlimited, based in Duxbury, MA

Read more about Bern and Luke’s participation in the program