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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:

  • Labor Shortages Plague Canadian Seafood Processors
  • Rare Cold Water Corals Flourish in the Gulf
  • Lobster Licensing Topic of DMR Meetings
  • The power of words
  • Update from Canada on the lobster fishery
  • Herring Stock Doing Well, Council to Vote this Month
  • Rules Proposed to Restrict Seafood Imports Under MMPA
  • NMFS Finalizes Marine Mammal Stock Assessments and Responds to MLA Comments
  • ASMFC Approves Jonah Crab Interstate Fishery Management Plan
  • DMR Violations Report, May 15-August 15
  • New DMR Lead Lobster Biologist Keeping Busy
  • Health Insurance and You
  • A Lobster Fisheries Management Plan for Maine
  • Disentanglement Team Helps Snarled Whales
  • The clambake: time honored tradition or waste of time?
  • Stressed? Here’s How to Cope
  • Lobster Leads Surging Canadian Seafood Exports
  • Small Harbors in Nova Scotia Limit Bigger Boats
  • We're in Hot Water
  • Herring Spawning Closures
  • A Rite of Summer

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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