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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:

  • MLA Bids Farewell to Long-Time Leader and Friend
  • “A Pat on the Back and a Kiss”
  • DMR to take stronger role in lobster science
  • Prince Edward Island Lobster Marketing Board sets sail
  • Calling all Lobstermen! Herring Workshop in May
  • New underwater cable proposed for Gulf of Maine
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster is Maine’s Official Crustacean
  • Massachusetts Trawl Survey Off Southern Maine
  • Herring Days Out Meeting
  • Dredge Team Meeting Summary
  • Don’t Lose Out on Free Health Services
  • New Resource to Help Fishing Families, Communities Prepare for the Worst
  • Crabs, Once Pests, Now Valuable
  • After 63 Years, Port Lobster Co. Changes Owners
  • Two New England Stocks Considered in Jeopardy
  • Another Wharf Saved for Fishermen
  • Right Whales Make Tracks for Cape Cod Bay
  • Scallop Resurgence Brings Conflict
  • DMR Holds Meeting to Discuss Future of Shrimp Fishery
  • Lobster Prices Reach 15-Year High
  • Take the Plunge and Be Prepared at Sea

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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