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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:

  • Nasty Neighbors, Bad Food and Lousy Accommodations
  • Lobstermen on Front Lines of Climate Change
  • Key to growing demand is telling the story
  • Who is Barton Seaver and What’s He Saying About Maine Lobster?
  • World’s largest fish market is astonishing
  • Maine Health Insurance Rates Remain Steady, Other States Facing Big Rate Hikes
  • Online Lobster Licenses
  • Maine Legislature to Discuss Lobster Licensing and Limited Entry
  • Zone C Remaining Open
  • Federal Sea Samplers
  • 17 Maine Lighthouses Going High-Tech
  • Take Reduction Team (TRT) Summary
  • ASMFC American Lobster Management Board
  • Atlantic Herring Section
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Stonington Leads State in 2014 Value of Landings
  • V-Notch Numbers Trending Down
  • DMR Lobster Violations, Adjudications, August 15-Nov. 15, 2015
  • Changed definition of luxury will affect demand for lobster
  • New Rain Gear Tailored for Female Fishermen
  • Monhegan Wind Power Project Receives Grant
  • Researchers Worry About Green Crab Parasites
  • Canadian Research Finds Lobster Stocks Genetically Diverse
  • Greenhead Lobster Co. Expanding
  • Savory Maine Lobster Dishes to Warm the Winter Months

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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