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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:

  • Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Lobster Industry
  • DMR Seeks Changes to Whale Rules
  • Follow the rules of the road in Penobscot Bay
  • Second MSC Certification for Gulf of Maine Lobster Underway
  • Kenny Lemoine, Swan’s Island
  • Fall the Peak of the New England Hurricane Season
  • Next Round of Insurance Enrollment Coming in Nov.
  • Gear Conflict Between Lobster and Herring Fishermen
  • Cod Bycatch Looming Issue
  • MLA V-Notch Survey Week Begins October 13
  • The Millennial Generation and Maine Lobster
  • John McMillan, Belfast
  • Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Marketing Report
  • Bait poisoning is a serious matter
  • New Member of the MLMC
  • Machias Seal Island Zone Sees Conflicts
  • Maine Lighthouses Bring in the Bucks
  • DMR Trawling Survey This Month
  • Long Island Sound Lobster Fishery Closed Again
  • Lobstermen’s Cooperative Regains Part of Stolen Money
  • The Art of Hard Work

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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