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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 Landings in Maine and Canada Going Up, Up, Up
  • Results of Area 1 Lobster Fishery Qualification
  • From the Dock: Don’t assume the worst of other lobstermen
  • Fishing in the Bering Sea
  • Maine lobster making its way into foreign markets
  • Time for a transition and a new boat
  • Climate Change and You
  • The Island Fishermen’s Wives Association
  • North Haven man links art and the sea
  • The Bureau of Marine Science and Bureau of Public Health
  • Maine Lobster Promotion Council Marketing Update
  • Lobster Adjudication Report, December 2012 to February 15, 2013
  • So You Want to Know: Black-backed gulls experience decline
  • Calling for old rope!
  • Four elver licenses awarded
  • St. Croix River alewaves subject of bills
  • Island Bizplan contest open to island residents
  • MLA Board Discusses Lobster Quality and the Future

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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