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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:

  • Gov. LePage Supports Offshore Drilling
  • 2014 Record Year for Value of Lobster Landings
  • New Director at DMR Bureau of Marine Science
  • Update from the Lobster Council of Canada
  • DMR Update on Lobster Science
  • Dustin Delano, Monhegan
  • NMFS Proposes to Designate Gulf of Maine at Right Whale Critical Habitat
  • Draft Marine Mammal Stock Assessments
  • Lobster Bills in the Legislature
  • Maine Whale Rules Summary as of Feb. 2015
  • Think about ice before you head out
  • Zone Councils Discuss Licenses, Habitat Amendment
  • 2015 Tax Time Could Be Tense
  • New Climate Models Predict Warmer Gulf of Maine
  • Lobstermen, Researchers Studying Barotrauma in Fish
  • Maine Lobster Popular Export During Chinese New Year
  • Ocean Acidification Focus of Proposed Bond Measure
  • Parasite in Green Crabs Affects Lobsters
  • Photo essay: Hard Winter Locks in Many Harbors

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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