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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:

  • Dedication and Experience Keep the Maine Lobstermen’s Association Strong
  • China’s Appetite for Lobster Exploding
  • There’s Room for More Lobstermen on Monhegan Island
  • Isaac Lash, Friendship
  • Maine Company Puts Award-Winning Lobster Dishes on America's Tables
  • Council Finalizes Habitat Amendment
  • MLA Comments on Searsport Dredge Project
  • What To Do Now That You Have Health Insurance
  • Lobstermen Experiment with Marking Techniques as Result of New Regulations
  • New safety regulations effective on October 15
  • Bringing Puffins Back to Maine a Four-Decade Project
  • Be on the Lookout for Offshore Tagged Lobsters
  • The MLA: It’s All in the Family
  • Shipping Freight the Old Fashioned Way
  • Marine Patrol Officer Promoted
  • Lobster Levy Coming Next Year to P.E.I.
  • Right Whales Go High Tech
  • New Lead Lobster Biologist at DMR
  • 2015 U.S.-Canada Lobster Science Symposium
  • Grand Opening of Lobstering & The Maine Coast

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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