POSTPONED: Maine lobster industry continues Right Whale protection talks, Sept. 3, Waldoboro

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Last week, DMR sent a notice that the Lobster Zone Council meetings scheduled for the current week had been postponed.  At this time, DMR is advising the industry that the entire schedule of meetings is currently on hold. The Commissioner regrets the delays but wants to ensure that we develop a proposal for submission to NMFS that reflects a thorough review of all data.   

“Please be assured that we will share with you an updated meeting schedule when it becomes available,” said DMR, in a news release.  The Department remains committed to meeting with industry members before any proposal is formally submitted to NMFS.


Maine’s Dept. of Marine Resources released the tentative dates for the second round of lobster zone council meetings regarding what measures Maine intends to submit to the National Marine Fisheries Service to reduce risk to right whales.   

Due to Department’s ongoing efforts to analyze the data that will inform Maine’s plan, the DMR postponed next week's meetings (Zone E and Zone C).  The remaining meeting dates have not changed at this time.  

The first meeting of this second round of zone council meetings will now be Tuesday, September 3.  All the meetings are scheduled for a 5 p.m. start time.  The meeting dates are as follows: 


Zone D      

Tues., September 3     

Medomak Valley High School – Auditorium

320 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro


Zone G      

Wed., September 4     

Kennebunk High School – Auditorium

89 Fletcher St, Kennebunk


Zone F      

Thurs., September 5   

Freeport High School – Performing Arts Center

30 Holbrook St, Freeport


Zone B      

Mon., September 9      

Trenton Elementary School – Gym

51 School Rd, Trenton


Zone A      

Tues., September 10   

Washington Academy – Gym

66 Cutler Rd, East Machias            


Zone C       

Mon., September 16 (NEW DATE)

Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School – Reach Performing Arts Center

249 N Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle


Zone E      

Wed., September 18 (NEW DATE)

Wiscasset Middle High School – Gym

272 Gardiner Rd, Wiscasset


Event Date: 

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 5:00pm


Medomak Valley High School
Waldoboro  Maine
United States