ROCKPORT, Maine - New England's largest trade show for fishermen is slated to take place at the end of February and the beginning of March.
The Maine Fishermen's Forum is a major event in New England seafood that attracts harvesters, scientists, marine industry leaders and politicians to the state's Midcoast region. It's slated to take place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport from Feb. 28 to March 2.
The organizers of the event say it's "dedicated to offering fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists and other related seafood industry participants an opportunity to meet on neutral ground with fisheries managers, state representatives, congressmen and senators.''
It's also typically the day state regulators release critical data about Maine's fisheries from the prior year.
The forum has been held since the mid-1970s.