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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:

  • The Maritime Provinces and Maine, Moving Toward the Same Goals at Separate Paces
  • Health and the Lobsterman
  • Lobster licensing system facing changes
  • Promoting Homarus americanus – now the fun begins!
  • Lobstering, racing, all part of a full life
  • Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • MLMC Board Members Meet, Call for Collaboration
  • Steaming Ahead
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • Pollution Permits Required Next Year
  • What to do at tax time
  • Lobsterman as Inventor: Richard Knight
  • Downeast Students Bring Young Minds to Old Issue
  • Successful Vessel Speed Rules Stay in Place to Protect Right Whales
  • What’s with all these green crabs?
  • Tourists Can Add Diversity to Commercial Fishing
  • Maine Aquaculture Sees Rebound
  • Scallop Season Thriving
  • Warm Water Costs Shrimp Season
  • History of Commons Sailors Revealed
  • Farm Credit Offices Consolidate This Month

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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