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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Antonia Pelletier, Programs and Development


Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance

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Kennebunk, Maine

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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:

  • Help Wanted: Labor Shortage Affects Marine Businesses
  • Lobster Prices Strong as Shedder Season Ramps Up
  • New state budget strengthens DMR staff, programs
  • State Selects Offshore Site for First Commercial Floating Wind Farm
  • Government Mills Signs Wind Legislation Banning Development in State Waters
  • New Research Facility Expands Island Center’s Reach
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Offshore Wind Updates – Research Array
  • Whale Updates
  • MLA Continues to Raise Concerns Over Offshore Wind
  • Stonington Benches Honor Longtime Lobster Leader
  • Overdose leading cause of preventable death among fishermen
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for August (as of 7/21/21)
  • Keeping an Ear Out for Sharks
  • Speeding Toward Extinction
  • New Glider to Listen for Right Whales
  • Jonesport Aquaculture Project Gets Final Permit
  • Lobsters May Hear Through Their Hair
  • Maine’s Lobster Boat Races Have Long Legacy

Citation/Publisher Attribution

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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