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

In 2017 MLCA  held charity nights at various restaurants around Maine. People were encouraged to bring  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!

Community Events

Hannaford Helps

In 2018 you can buy a reusable bag from a participating Hannaford and a $1 donation will be made to MLCA. 

Belfast Hannaford, 93 Lincolnville Rd, Belfast Maine. From May 1st to May 31st, buy a Hannaford helps bag and $1 will go directly to the MLCA!

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.  You can buy them online  here  or pick up an adult or child’s band at the following locations:

“Maine Lobster – Wild Caught and Sustainable” – show your love!

Quoddy Bay Lobster, Eastport ME

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

Town Landing Market, Falmouth Foreside, ME

Lucky Catch Cruises, Commercial Street,  Portland ME

Free Range Fish & Lobster, Commercial Street, Portland ME

Port Lobster, Kennebunk Port, ME

Beach Plum Lobster, Route 1, Ogunquit ME

Barnacle Billy’s, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit ME

Taylor’s Lobster, Route 231, Kittery



Show your love by wearing it

Follow this link to shop MLCA products like hats, tees, and sweatshirts. Here you will find products that directly benefit the Alliance as well as products from our sister organization, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, a not-for-profit professional association for commercial lobstermen.

Light blue MLCA hat

Maine clothing company Woods& Sea has generously offered their products to benefit the Alliance and its programs.





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

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