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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:

  • Mills’ Administration Applies for Offshore Wind Lease
  • LMA 1 Seasonal Closure on Hold, for Now
  • Maine’s Owner-Operator Management System a Success
  • Owning up to our part in plight of right whales
  • Support for MLA Legal Defense Fund Critical to Lobster Fishery Future
  • MLA lawsuit targets entire whale plan
  • Summary of Right Whale – Lobster Fishery Lawsuits
  • 10-Year Whale Plan
  • Senator Collins Secures Funds for Maine’s Lobster Industry
  • Gulf of Maine scheduled for lease sale by 2025
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for November (as of 10/22/21)
  • Change of season, change of mood
  • All Hands on Deck for Casco Bay Disaster Response PLanning Exercise
  • RODA Announces Intent to Sue BOEM Over Vineyard Wind Approval
  • Maine Organizations Funded for Ocean Data Work
  • Gulf of Maine Lobster Regains MSC Certificate
  • Longfin Squid Identified as One Cause of Shrimp Decline
  • The Less Bleach, the Better

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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