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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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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 Meeting Wrestle with Entry, Effort
  • Cashes Ledge Nominated to be a National Monument
  • Oct. 15 is Deadline for Safety Exams
  • An end run around the NE Fisheries Management Council
  • John Tripp, Spruce Head
  • Herring Updates
  • Searsport Dredge Project on Hold
  • MLA Says No to a National Monument in the Gulf of Maine
  • GMRI Seeks Industry Feedback on Lobster Forecast Model
  • Double Gear Marking in Effect for Jeffreys Ledge and Jordan Basin
  • Fall Phytoplankton Depend on Light, Nutrients
  • Canada Aims to Lose the “Boston” Lobster Name
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Begins Nov. 1
  • International Maritime Library a Labor of Love
  • MLA says Good-Bye to April McNutt
  • Good Season on P.E.I.
  • Searsport Dredging Permit Process Halted
  • DMR Recognizes Staff Members
  • A Very L-O-N-G Lobster Roll
  • These are not Your Grandfather's Bait Bags

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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