The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is taking a different approach this year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum board will provide learning opportunities online through collaborative efforts with other marine organizations. Partnerships have included recent Zoom sessions on offshore wind energy projects and the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition, a two-day virtual trade show which was held on January 12 and 13.
Upcoming events include an online open forum with NMFS GARFO leadership on February 17. In late February or early March, the Forum will host its traditional Shellfish Day via radio show or online. On March 5 the popular Seafood Cooking demonstrations will take place online.
The Forum board is working on additional online events which may include a Young Fishermen’s Event, Lobster Science, Coast Guard Safety Session and a Virtual Aquaculture Farm Tour. Updates will be available at www.mainefishermensforum.org, or on the Forum’s Facebook and Instagram.