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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:

  • DMR Takes Conversations with Lobstermen Seriously
  • To Be Young and a Maine Lobsterman
  • Riverdale Mills Coated Wire Trap Turns 35
  • Creating demand through chefs and food writers
  • High School Students Learn by Studying the World Around Them
  • Coping with offshore trawling up measures
  • Safety and Offshore Trawling Up Requirements
  • Trap Tags Can Be Hog Ringed
  • Royal River Dredging
  • Canadian Lobster Season Openings
  • MLA Public Outreach
  • Double Gear Marking in Effect for Jeffreys Ledge and Jordan Basin
  • Jonesport Buoy is Back
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Begins Nov. 1
  • The MLA Welcomes New Health Insurance Navigator
  • Winter Outlook: Strong El Niño, Warmer Weather
  • Maine Lobster Zone Council Members (as of November 2015)
  • Has Seafood Sustainability Lost Its Way?
  • Lobster Traps Transformed into Bicycle Baskets
  • Prospect Harbor Processor Expanding Again
  • Liberal Party Wins Big in China
  • Monitors on Vessels Starting December 1
  • Exploratory Drilling to Begin in Canadian Waters
  • American Eels are Not Endangered
  • Have a Tailgate Party with Lobster Tails
  • Chefs, Writers Learn the Route of “Trap to Table”
  • Maine’s 2015 Lobster Chef of the Year

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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