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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:

  • Lobster Takes Center Stage During the Europe
  • Maritime Lobster Report Says Industry is Responsible for Change
  • New Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Takes Shape
  • DMR Announces 2013-2014 Scallop Regulations
  • The young guns of Cutler
  • Legislature Back in Session in January
  • Public Comment Sought on Zone A and B Exit Ratios
  • North Atlantic Right Wale Consortium
  • Adjustments to 2014 Herring Catch Limits
  • New England Council Considers Midwater Herring Trawling Ban
  • Maine Dredge Team
  • ASMFC Meeting Roundup
  • Holiday Celebrations Along the Coast of Maine
  • Katherine Pickering, Belfast
  • Restaurant chefs develop local sources for their lobster
  • Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Elver Harvest Will be Reduced
  • Green Crab Summit in December
  • Saco Lobster Company Expands
  • Fisheries and Tourism Workshops in December
  • Lobster Lands Stonington in Top Tier for Value

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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