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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:

  • Monhegan Project Worries Local Fishermen, Residents
  • Region’s Lobstermen Meet for First Time on P.E.I.
  • It’s Forum Time!
  • We need to know more about ocean acidification in Maine
  • Maine lobster is a great brand
  • Fishing women need the right work clothes
  • Lobstering remains a family affair
  • Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Bob Steneck, University of Maine
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Maine Lobster marketing Collaborative
  • Joint Committee on Marine Resources
  • Pesticide Bill
  • Ocean Acidification Workshop
  • USM School of Nursing reaches out
  • The Business of Lobstering: Why incorporate?
  • MMA Receives Rockweed Research Grant
  • Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Update
  • DMR Adjudication Report: August-December 2013
  • Lost Buoys Retrieved by Volunteers
  • Lobster Processor Expands Capacity
  • Gap Between U.S., Canada Lobster Landings Lessening
  • Marine Patrol Officers Promoted
  • Voices of the Sea at Two Locations in March
  • New Director at Aquaculture Research Institute
  • Notice of Intention to Terminate Maine Lobstermen’s Association Final Judgment
  • Voices: Tales of Maine’s Coastal Communities

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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