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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:

  • MLA Celebrates 60 Years
  • Jacobson New Head of Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • Operation Game Thief Takes to the Sea
  • MLA’s 56-Year-Old Consent Decree is Removed by U.S. District Court
  • It’s a Family Affair
  • “Buzzy” Kinney, Spruce Head
  • Coverage to Care: How to Use Your Health Insurance
  • Singles are Not Banned!
  • Summary of Maine’s Vertical Line and Gear Marking Rule
  • Maine Lobster is a Healthy Choice
  • The Bait Report
  • Lobster Advisory Council
  • Clayton Howard, lawyer
  • Friendship Entrepreneur’s Lobster Products a Canine Hit
  • Busy times for the Lobster Council of Canada
  • New Faces on Lobster Advisory Council
  • Jellyfish a Common Sight in Maine This Summer
  • New Venture for Island Lobster Cooperative
  • Beloved Downeast Restaurant Burns
  • Shrimp Season Looks Grim for Next Winter
  • Topsham Food Company Going Strong
  • New Research Initiatives and Opportunities
  • Boothbay Harbor Fest puts the Fun in Fishing
  • Voices: Normie Burns, 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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