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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 Taste of Summer: Maine Lobster and Beer
  • Penobscot Bay Hydrographic Survey Begins in July
  • Fishing for an answer to the question of value
  • We need good research to adapt to inevitable change
  • Mercury Closure Expanded
  • The Fish Everyone Wants
  • Lobstermen Head to Cities to Tell the Fishery's Tale
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Board of Directors prepares for change of leadership
  • Area 1A Herring Landings
  • Swedish claims called into question by lobster experts
  • New Application Allows Consumers to Trace Maine Lobsters
  • Old Anthem Insurance Plans to be Discontinued
  • Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies Established
  • Disentangling a Whale Takes Training, Skill
  • Gulf Productivity in Trouble Due to Phytoplankton Decline
  • Sunny? Clear? Just Wait
  • Pay Attention to Your Immersion Suit
  • Funds Support New Rope Research
  • Second Hoist Installed in Bar Harbor
  • Lobster Holding Capacity Expands on P.E.I.
  • Lobster Carapace Length Increased for Northumberland Strait
  • Lobster RED Board makes grants to four Maine organizations
  • Deep Sea Coral Amendment Moves Forward

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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