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2024 Maine Fishermen's Forum

Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office staff, as well as representatives from NOAA Fisheries leadership, head to the Maine Fishermen’s Forum February 29–March 2, 2024, to connect with Maine’s commercial fishing industry.


Day 1

2023 Clam Recruitment Monitoring Network Results

Room TBD at 1:00 p.m.

Washington Shellfish Initiative: A Model Example of a State NMFS Shellfish Initiative Program

  • Kevin Madley, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office
  • Teri King, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office


Day 2

2024 Northern Gulf of Maine Federal Scallop Fishery: Upcoming Changes and Resource Outlook

Rockland Room, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Jason Berthiaume, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
  • Capt. Pete DeCola, Superintendent, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary


Open Forum with Federal Fisheries Leadership

Rockport Room, 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator
  • Jon Hare, Director, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region


Day 3

Understanding eDNA and Possible Management & Policy Implications

Rockland Room at 2:45 p.m.

  • John Kocik, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center


Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 02/26/2024