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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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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:

  • The Maine Lobstermen’s Association Files Lawsuit Challenging Flawed Federal Plan to Protect Right Whales
  • Your Questions About the New Whale Rules
  • The Maine Lobstermen’s Association Welcomes New Staff
  • Maine’s Next Generation of Lobstermen Brace for Unprecedented Change
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Summary of Final Whale Rule for Northeast Lobster Fishery
  • MLA Sues NMFS Over Flawed Whale Rules
  • Governor Mills Requests Delay in Implementing Whale Rules
  • Congressmen Meet with Maine Lobster Organizations
  • NGO’s Say Whale Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
  • Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Mills Oppose Whale Rule
  • Maine’s Lobster Management System Built on Local, State Collaboration
  • Maine Businesses Support Maine Lobstermen Through MLCA
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for October (as of 9/27/21)
  • MLMC plan includes product innovation, brand protection
  • New Method Helps Pinpoint Lobster Age
  • Never Too Old to Lobster
  • Kelp Business Secures Funding to Expand
  • Lobster a Hit in Hong Kong
  • NH-Maine trawl survey underway

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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