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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance

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Kennebunk, Maine

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Abstract/ Summary

Landings content emphasizes science, history, resource sustainability, economic development, and human interest stories related to

Maine's lobster industry. The newsletter emphasizes lobstering as a traditional, majority-European American lifeway with an economic and social heritage unique to the coast of Maine. The publication focuses how ongoing research to engage in sustainable, non-harmful, and non-wasteful commercial fishing practices benefit both the fishery and Maine's coastal legacy.

Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance (MLCA) started publication of Landings, a 24-page newsletter in January 2013 as the successor of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) Newsletter. As of 2022, the MLCA published over 6,500 copies of the monthly newsletter for distribution by mail to all of Maine’s commercial lobstermen, Maine state government agency staff, Maine Legislators, members of Maine's U.S. Congressional delegation, subscribers, and marine businesses.

For more information, please visit the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance (MLCA) website.

Headlines in this issue include:

  • A New Year, New Name and a New Look
  • Limited Entry Study Suggests Tiered System
  • For the Good of the Maine Lobsterman
  • Why Can’t Lobstermen Control Landings?
  • Lobstering is a Form of Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Isleford Man Finally Lobstering on His Own
  • Olympian Seth Wescott Invests in the MLCA
  • Remarkable People: Sharon Marr
  • Global Climate Change and You
  • Annual V-Notch Survey Remains Valuable
  • DMR Notifies Lobstermen to Report in 2013
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • News from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council
  • Green Crab Expansion Worries Clammers, Lobstermen
  • The Bureau of Marine Patrol
  • So You Want to Know: We’re Talking Thermocline!
  • Shrimp season pinched tight
  • New communications staff person joins DMR
  • Music, poetry of the sea coming to the Maine Maritime Museum
  • Ocean acidification gets state attention

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This copy of Landings was harvested as an open-access publication from the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance website by Library Specialist Kimberly Sawtelle in 2022.

Publisher Statement

Landings is published monthly. It is provided for free to all Maine lobstermen thanks to the support of newsletter sponsors.


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