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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:

  • Finding, Keeping Workers Difficult for Companies
  • 2014 Lobster Chef of the Year from Boothbay Harbor
  • MLA Raffle Winner Gives Comfort Through His Dogs
  • Essential Fish Habitat Amendment Explained
  • Undersized eggers are a bad sign
  • New Meadows Lobster Has New Owner
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Starts November 15th
  • Bristol Objects to Undersea Electricity Cable
  • What Maine lobster can learn from microprocessors
  • Taking the risk out of lobstering alone
  • George Sewall, York
  • What Does This Winter’s Weather Hold
  • Deer Isle-Stonington Students Research Green Crabs
  • Custom Freezing Facility Opens in Bucksport
  • 2014 Zone Council Election Results
  • Traps Turn into Glasses
  • Seafood Owner Sentenced in October
  • Chinese Take Over Nova Scotia Business
  • South Korea Shows Appetite for Maine Lobsters
  • Nursery Proposed for Marine Businesses
  • Winter Scallop Season Regulations
  • Young Woman Pens Songs of Lobstering World

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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