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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:

  • MPO Staffing Poses Problems in Southern Maine’s Forum
  • Welcome to the 41st Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • Lobster Health Expert to Speak at MLA Annual Meeting
  • Ocean acidification Q&A
  • New MPO Begins Work in Downeast Maine
  • Cape Porpoise Woman Continues Family Tradition
  • Vince Stuart and Tony Raffaele
  • Highflyers Required on Offshore Lobster Gear
  • Licensing Bill Summary
  • Lobster Exports to China
  • Maine to Implement Jonah Crab Plan
  • Is Your Ghost Gear Still Fishing
  • MLA Comments on ASMFC Herring Plan
  • Lobster Trap Tag Washes Up in Southern England
  • Juvenile Lobsters in Southwest Nova Scotia Abundant
  • Sagging Canadian Dollar Helps Seafood Exporters
  • Got Bait? DMR Bait List Finalized
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Once Again Successful in Maine
  • Wave of the Future at the University of Maine
  • Bandages from Lobster Shells
  • Lobster Processing Plant to Reopen on P.E.I.
  • Rockweed Harvesting Prompts Lawsuit
  • Plastics in the Ocean Going Up
  • Right Whale Critical Habitat Area Expanded

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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