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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:

  • Flood Insurance Changes Cause Worries on Coast
  • Maine Lobster Boat Races Have a Boisterous History
  • Sternmen, License Holders Equally Liable
  • What do shellfish have to do with power plants?
  • Lobster is on a roll in London!
  • Balanced decision making needed for Searsport
  • Gaining Health Insurance Means a Lot to Maine Fishermen
  • MLA Hosts Australian Whale Scientist
  • Potential Offshore Herring Fishery Closure
  • Lobster Processing Bond
  • ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section
  • The Bait Report
  • The Lobster Boat Cafe Opens in the Maine Mall
  • Bob Williams, Stonington
  • Fishing Safety Council hosts Rutgers students
  • Communication is a Challenge for Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • What impact will the MLMC license surcharge have on a lobsterman’s profit?
  • The Eastern Maine Skippers Program
  • Adding Value to Seafood Comes in Many Different Ways
  • Creature from the Paleozoic Helps Humans Stay Healthy
  • New Regulations Proposed for Jonah Crabs
  • Haddock Trumps Herring
  • Right Whales Looking Up
  • Keep Everything the Same
  • Shrimp Licenses May Become Limited in Number
  • Funding Limits Shellfish Testing in Maine
  • MLBRA Instituted the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Hall of Fame and Inducted Ten People
  • 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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