ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The largest fishermen's convention in New England is scheduled to take place this week in Rockport, Maine.

The Maine Fishermen's Forum is scheduled for March 1 to 3 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. The event brings fishermen, lobstermen and clammers together with other members of the industry to discuss the biggest issues in commercial fishing.

The forum is also typically when Maine fishing regulators announce the state's total lobster catch for the previous year. Lobstermen have set records in terms of volume of catch for several years in a row and are anticipating this year's announcement.

The event will also include more than 30 seminars and a trade show. Seminars include "Can Right Whales and Fishing Rope Co-Exist?" and "Lifejackets - Alive and Fishing!"