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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:

  • New Gear Marking and Trawling Up Rules in Effect June 1
  • Seafood Processors’ Labor Issues Based on Location
  • What will we know tomorrow?
  • What You Need to Know About How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • Justin Papkee, Long Island
  • Legislative Update
  • DMR’s List of Prohibited Marine and Freshwater Baits
  • New England Fisheries Management Council’s Omnibus fisheries habitat amendment
  • Plastic Debris in Gulf of Maine Cause of Concern
  • What to Do Now That You Have Health Insurance
  • Type of health plans: PPO vs. HMO
  • Sunlight and Your Eyes: How to protect your sight
  • It’s Spring Time and Tick Season is Upon Us
  • Bob Matus, Cushing
  • Researchers Document Offshore Route of Right Whale
  • Swan’s Island Man has Licenses Revoked
  • Maine DMR has Moved!
  • NMF Declares Six Fish Stocks Sound
  • Nova Scotia Moves Forward Toward Lobster Levy
  • Man Who Sold Lobster-Killing Pesticide Sentenced
  • Northern Shrimp from Canada Imports Up
  • New On-Line Magazine Focuses on Maine Lobstering

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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