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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:

  • The Future was the Focus at Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • 2015 Landed Lobster Value Breaks Record
  • Maine Lobster Has a Place Among the World’s Seafood
  • A mechanical advantage in a time of abundance
  • Maine’s top ten earning ports, based on seafood landings (2015)
  • Frozen Bait Waste Heads to the Dump
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster Quality Meetings Coming to Maine
  • Legislative Update
  • Hydrographic Survey of Penobscot Bay
  • New England Fisheries Management Council
  • You Have Health Insurance. Now What?
  • Things to Know When You Are on the Water
  • Safety at Sea Means Being Prepared
  • Keeping a Lobster Happy is Not Complicated
  • Ocean Acidification a Regional Issue
  • Prince Edward Island Marketing Board Takes Shape
  • Mixed for News for Groundfishermen
  • Sen. Collins Urges Funding for Safety Training
  • Maine Delegation Takes Issue with Sweden
  • Eavesdropping on Whales in the Gulf of Maine
  • MOva Scotia Counts the U.S. as Major Trading Parter in 2015
  • Lobster Buyers Required to Take Handling Class
  • Awards Night at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

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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