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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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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:

  • Lobster Processors Take Stock of 2013 Season
  • Lobster Future Debated
  • We need fishermen’s faces at the planning table
  • P.E.I. looks at boat quotas, market stabilization actions
  • Days out not a good idea
  • Global Climate Change and You: The Gulf is heating up
  • Meet the New Marine Resources Committee Members
  • Striking a balance in Kennebunk
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association: Policy Updates
  • Presenting the Winners of the Fourth Annual Maine Lobstermen’s Association Photo Contest!
  • Rob Benson, Maine Sea Coast Mission
  • Inside the DMR: The Office of Policy and Management
  • Ocean Acidification Lead Session at Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • Maine Lobster Promotion Council Marketing Update
  • Monhegan Island Gets a Little Slice of the Sun
  • So You Want to Know: The terrible trouble with tunicates
  • Safety regulations delayed
  • DMR plants salmon eggs in Maine rivers
  • MSC certification road reaching an end
  • Hard times hit Gulf of Maine cod fishermen
  • Offshore wind power project wins PUC approval

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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