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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:

  • What is a Fisheries Management Plan? Part 1
  • From Lobster Rope to Old Glory
  • In the Internet age, it’s all about word-of-mouth
  • Holding Lobsters the Old-Fashioned Way
  • Maine and French fishing villages share same qualities
  • ASMFC Jonah Crab Plan
  • ASMFC Herring Plan
  • ASMFC Shrimp Plan
  • Historic Photos Featured at Penobscot Marine Museum
  • New Leaders in Maine’s Lobster Fishery: Herman Coombs, Searsport
  • The Clam Shack Bests the Competition, Again
  • Additional Canadian Lobster Fisheries Gain MSC Certification
  • What to Do Now that You Have Health Insurance
  • Recap of Marine Resources Committee Activities
  • You Have a Friend at the IRS
  • Proposed Reopening of Georges Bank Areas Concerns Offshore Lobstermen
  • Tags Add to Knowledge of Feared Shark
  • Monhegan Buoy Suffers Damage
  • DMR Licensing System to Change
  • Federal Trap Transfer Program Announced
  • Church Lobster Suppers Come to an End
  • Herring Plan Amendment Withdrawn for Now
  • UMaine Student Finds New Way to Test Health of Lobsters
  • Lobster is King at the Maine Lobster Festival

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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