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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:

  • Lobster Licensing Bill Hotly Debated, Amended
  • Predicting Future of Lobster Stocks a Tricky Business
  • Strong 2015 lobster season in Massachusetts
  • Lobster levy, automation current topics in Canada
  • DMR Lobster Data Show High Abundance, Settlement Uncertainty
  • Maine lobster, born to be a star
  • New techniques allow Maine lobster to travel far
  • New Method for Transporting Lobster Unveiled in Nova Scotia
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • NEFMC Atlantic Herring
  • Coast Guard Life Raft Requirements Change Again
  • MLA Membership is a Long Tradition in One Family
  • New Harbor Native Heads Up Maine Lobster Sampling Programs
  • New Computer Model Helps Lobstermen Adapt to Changing Climate
  • Time to Think About Your Medicare Enrollment
  • El Niño Could Bring an Early Spring in the Gulf of Maine
  • P.E.I. First Province to Authorize Lobster Levy
  • UMaine Wind Project Nears Deadline
  • Maine Lobstermen Subject to Additional Observer Days
  • Canada Finally Revamps Fishing Safety Regulations
  • Finding Crew Takes New Twist on P.E.I.
  • Kelp Aquaculture Could be Maine’s Future
  • Seafood Again Maine’s Top Export Product
  • Two Tasty Ways to Liven Up the Spring

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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