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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:

  • Proposed Pesticide Ban Oversimplifies Problem
  • Lobster Settlement Index Shows Changes
  • Presence of Mercury Causes Closure in Penobscot River
  • What do consumers think fishermen do?
  • Working Waterfront Protection Funds Once Again Available
  • Doug Hall, Vinalhaven
  • Tuna Fishing in Memory of a Lost Fisherman
  • Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends This Month!
  • Rick Wahle, lobster research scientist
  • TAA Update
  • Maine Legislature Update
  • Upcoming Whale Rules
  • Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • Searsport Dredge Projects
  • Ocean Planning in the Northeast
  • alkControl Date Set for Federal Lobster Fishery
  • ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section Initiates Plan Amendment
  • NEFMC Herring Update
  • Maine Implements First Quota for Glass Eel Fishery
  • Aches and pains?
  • The Business of Lobstering: The importance of insurance
  • Maine Lighthouse Museum Captures the Past
  • Students Learn About Safety at Sea
  • MLA Statement on Penobscot River Closure
  • 2014 Elver Catch Reduces by 35%
  • Haddock are Back
  • Historic Seine Loft Donates to Museum
  • Cruise Line to Feature Lobster
  • What to do with Green Crabs?
  • Tales of the Past from Swan's Island

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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