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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 Whale Rules Released
  • Young Lobstermen Explore Fishery on Both Sides of U.S./Canada Border
  • Lobstermen Hear Facts About Dredge Projects
  • Burnt Island Lighthouse Offers Glimpse of the Past
  • Thurlow Leeman, South Bristol
  • NOAA Survey Ship Remains in Maine Waters Through Summer
  • Health centers fill gap for many families
  • Health Insurance Sign-up a Group Effort
  • Lobstermen Add New Knowledge to Life and Times of Inshore Atlantic Herring
  • Michelle Kinerson, Cape Porpoise
  • DMR Adjudication Report January-May, 2014
  • Using a Touch of Humor to Deliver a Serious Message to Lobstermen, Wharf Owners
  • Lobster shells turn into black gold
  • UMaine Ocean Wind Project Suffers Setback
  • Stonington Lobsterman Charged with Multiple Infractions
  • MLMC Continues Search for Executive Director
  • Herring Area 1B Closed
  • New Herring Regulations are Likely
  • Robots Patrol the Gulf in Search of Toxic Algae
  • Tales of the Past from Kittery

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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