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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:

  • State, MLA Weigh in on Habitat Amendment
  • 100-Year-Old Bayley’s Lobster Pound Going Strong
  • 40th Maine Fishermen’s Forum Coming in March
  • Important to identify your marketing targets
  • Making a plan for the future is just common sense
  • Merle Gilliam, Phippsburg
  • Time to Think About Health Insurance and Your Taxes
  • Preliminary Menhaden Assessments Result are Positive
  • Good News on Whale Rules from TRT
  • Marine Resources Committee to Consider Lobster Bills
  • Cyrus Sleeper, S. Thomaston
  • Forecasting lobster sheds
  • Who’s Who on the New Marine Resources Committee
  • Jon Cornish Promoted to Head of Marine Patrol
  • Court Cast Could Affect Seafood Imports
  • DMR Winter Shrimp Sampline Underway
  • Air Transport of Nova Scotian Lobster an Issue
  • Fifteen Tons of Old Rope Purchased in January
  • NOAA Survey Ship Returns
  • Renowned Lobster Restaurant, Business Up for Sale
  • 2014 Catch, Value Up on Prince Edward Island
  • N.S. Penny-a-Pound Proposal Goes to the Public
  • Two Win Rockland Lobster Trap Tree Raffle
  • Buoys Wanted for Maine’s Largest Lobstering Exhibit

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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