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Tag recapture raffle winners

Congrats to the Jonah crab and lobster tagging project raffle winners!

Jonah Crab regular raffle: $500 - Peter Brown, F/V Rachel Leah | $300 - Grant Moore, F/V Direction | $200 - Erik Trager, Skip's Dock. 

Jonah Crab high value (reported size) raffle: $1000 -Greg Mataronas, F/V Cailyn Grace | $500 - Brian Thibeault, F/V Ashley Ann. 

Lobster raffle: $500 - Grant Moore, F/V Direction | $300 - Kevin O'Keefe, F/V Jersey Girl, $200 - Cody VanBuskirk, F/V Nora J

AOLA files suit over national monument

A coalition of New England fishermen organizations filed suit March 7 over former President Barack Obama's designation of a vast area of ocean as a national monument. The organizations filing the lawsuit are the Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association, Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, Rhode Island Fisherman's Alliance, and Garden State Seafood Association.

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AOLA supports, through advocacy and leadership, the efforts of the offshore lobster industry to develop and maintain a strong, stable, and sustainably minded fishery. We are the sole organized voice of the offshore lobster industry, representing a majority of the active fleet.  AOLA is primarily supported through membership dues and donations.  To support our efforts, please consider becoming a member or making a tax deductible donation.

JOIN AOLA: If you are an offshore lobsterman or represent a company that does business with the lobster industry, our efforts to foster a healthy and profitable industry and resource directly benefit you.  Please consider joining; new voices, visions, and your financial support will make us stronger and help guide us in the right direction for the industry.  Please click on "JOIN AOLA" to learn more.

DONATE TO AOLA: Not an offshore lobsterman or representative of a fisheries related business?  You can still support our efforts to harvest healthy, sustainable, domestic seafood. To make a tax deductible donation to our general fund, please click on "DONATE TO AOLA".  To specifically support our research fund, dedicated to supporting industry led research efforts, click here.

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