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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:

  • Predicting the Future a Complicated Task
  • 2013 Landings Remain High
  • Change is Focus of 2014 Fishermen's Forum
  • Exchanging information critical to Monhegan wind project
  • Ernie Burgess, Chebeague Island
  • New Business Gives Value to Lobster, Shellfish Shells
  • Health Insurance Open Enrollment Returns in Fall
  • Steaming Ahead [To V-notch or Not to V-notch]
  • Seaport Dredge Proposal
  • Lobster Town Meeting
  • DMR Outreach Meeting
  • Final 2014 Herring Annual Catch Limits
  • Togue Brawn, Portland
  • NOAA Begins Update of Tide Data This Summer
  • Benton Celebrations Annual Alewife Run
  • Forum health screenings provide knowledge
  • Maine Elver Season Delayed Until April
  • Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agree in the Works
  • Nova Scotia Allows Offshore Oil Exploration
  • Canadian Lobstermen Pursue MSC Certification
  • NOAA Twin Hull Ship to Update Coastal Charts This Summer
  • Tales of the Past from Blue Hill Bay

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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