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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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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:

  • More Maine Lobster Processing, More Value
  • Maine Lobster MSC-Certified, Finally!
  • Fishermen’s Forum Shows Heart of Maine's Fishing Communities
  • Sustainability and the Maine lobster fishery
  • You call this a Maine lobster?
  • A life that’s tough, but beautiful
  • Global Climate Change and You: eMILT tells a tale of warmth
  • Kristan Proter, Cutler
  • Maine Lobster Takes Center State at Boston Seafood Show
  • Jewelry from sea glass and silver
  • Lobster Bycatch, Marketing and Alewives Debated at Legislature
  • MLA Says "No" to Weakening Pesticide Rules
  • MLA Tracks Marine Mammal Science
  • Opening Groundfish Closed Areas
  • Maine Dredging Projects
  • US/Canadian Lobster Town Meeting
  • TAA Update
  • Panel Discusses Marketing and Profitability
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association 59th Annual Meeting
  • Lobster science programs robust, despite budget woes
  • River herring critical for vitality of Maine fisheries
  • What can lobster shells do for you?
  • Cozy Harbor Certified by the British
  • Massachusetts Contemplates Sale of Lobster Tails
  • NOAA to Conduct Survey’s in Penobscot Bay Next Month
  • DMR Spring Trawling Survey Starts in May
  • Lobster Tops List as Canada’s Most Valuable Seafood Export
  • The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance in Action

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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