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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:

  • Lobster Infrastructure: Holding Capacity is the Name of the Game
  • Exports Boost Lobster: Demand from Asia Boosting Sales
  • Humpback Whale May Be De-Listed
  • Lobster outlook positive, consolidation taking place
  • Advertising in an Age of Authenticity
  • Travis Otis, Searsport
  • The Bait Report, 2015 Herring Catch and Quota
  • Federal Observer Coverage Required in Maine Lobster Fishery
  • Bodybuilding and Lobstering Suit Fourth Generation Fisherman
  • What to Do Now that You Have Health Insurance
  • Australia & Maine: “We’ve Just Gone About it Differently”
  • Why Lobster Buoys End Up in Europe
  • New England Fisheries Management Council Approves Omnibus Habitat Amendment, Remaining Issues to be Decided This Month
  • DMR Lobster Violations Report, January 1-May 15, 2015
  • Red Tide Threat Modest Again This Year
  • Menhaden Quota Up Slightly
  • New Size Limit on Striped Bass
  • Promotion in Marine Patrol Bureau
  • Nova Scotia 2014 Lobster Landings Break Record
  • LePage to Visit Asia This Fall on Trade Mission
  • Free Safety Training Draws Dozens to Portland Harbor

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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