The Maine Fisherman’s Forum will be held from February 27th - March 1st .

Thursday, February 27th is Clam Day from 8:30-3pm hosted by the Maine Clammers Association. This special session includes presentations from Alison Sirois (DMR) and Dr. Brian Beal (UMaine Machias).

Friday, February 28th includes a special session on green crabs: “The Green Invasion – How European Green Crabs are Eating Their Way Through Coastal Maine” from 9-10:15 am. Speakers include Bailey Bowden (Penobscot Shellfish Committee Chair), Dr. Brian Beal (UMaine Machias) and Chad Coffin (President, Maine Clammers Association).

Saturday, March 1st includes a special session on shellfish sanitation: “Keeping Your Product Safe – How to Properly Handle Aquacultured Shellfish & Reduce Risk” also from 9-10:15am. Speakers include Kohl Kanwit (DMR), Sebastian Belle (Maine Aquaculture Association) and Jeff Auger (Mooks Sea Farm).

There are also sessions on Saturday on Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture, Scallop Aquaculture and Ocean Acidification.

Please see the Maine Fisherman’s Forum website for detailed schedules and descriptions: