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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:

  • Legislature to Consider Changes to Lobster Licensing System in 2016
  • Warmer Water and Lobster Reproduction
  • Cod Bycatch Study Could Yield Valuable Data
  • New safety regulations in effect this year
  • Coast Guard Clarifies Life Raft Regulations
  • Dealers’ Association to evaluate lobster economy
  • Meeting a good opportunity to get involved
  • More education, more storytelling in 2016
  • Do Your Research Before You Pick Your Health Insurance Company
  • Lobster Advisory Council
  • DMR Summary of Proposed Lobster Licensing Changes
  • Lobster Zone Council Meetings
  • Inflatable Vessel to Help Maine Improve Whale Disentanglement Efforts
  • A Varied Career on the Water Leads to Marine Patrol
  • Lobstermen, it’s time to rotate your tires
  • Lobster Supply Sees Changes from 2010 to 2014
  • It’s a Boy! It’s a Girl! It’s the Northern Shrimp
  • Shrimp Sampling Program Begins in January
  • One-Cent Levy on Lobster Approved on P.E.I.
  • Shrimp Season Cancelled for Third Time
  • Statoil Given Leases to Explore in Gulf of Maine
  • Judge Rules Penobscot Rights are to Land, Not Water
  • Belfast Shipyard Moves into Carbon-Fiber Boats
  • UMaine Revives Offshore Wind Plans
  • Calling All Future Maine Aquaculturists

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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