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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 Freed of 56-Year-Old Dept. of Justice Decree
  • Update on the 2014 Lobster Season
  • Huppers Island Lobster Bake
  • Luke’s Lobster Leads the Way
  • Lobster sales in Asia Soaring
  • Harold Crowley, Corea
  • Fishermen’s Health Care Subject of Student Project
  • Herring Management Plan in Progress
  • Area 1A Herring Season
  • The Bait Report
  • Herring Spawning Closure
  • Green Crab Update
  • Colonel Joe Fessenden, Bureau of Marine Patrol
  • Ten Miles Out is Not Too Far for a Good Beer
  • Update from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • Strange Sunfish Find Their Way into Maine Waters
  • Must Your Knees Take Such a Beating?
  • Scallop Season Takes Shape
  • Long Island Sound Lobster Fishery Down by Half
  • New Regulations Ease Harvest of Green Crabs
  • ASFMC Delays Eel Rules
  • In Memoriam: Jeremy Philbrook
  • Lobster Dealers Association Chooses Executive Director
  • How Will Climate Change Affect Your Bottom Line?

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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