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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:

  • Humpback Whale Delisting a Success Story
  • Memorial to Those Lost at Sea Dedicated in Lubec
  • Shipping Lobsters Abroad No Easy Task
  • Lobster Leadership Institute Returns Next Year
  • Maine lobstermen star at culinary events
  • Maine Consortium Progresses with Wind Project
  • Penobscot Bay Hydrographic Survey Completed
  • DMR Adjudication Report, May 15-September 20, 2016
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA’s Comment on Lobster/Crab Closure in the Lower Penobscot River
  • Artificial Bait Makes a Splash
  • Lobstermen Find More than Lobsters in a Trap
  • Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Signup Next Month
  • Maine Lobstermen Charged with Illegal Fishing
  • First Atlantic Coast Marine National Monument Declared Off Georges Bank
  • Mass. Lobstermen Seek Relief from Regulations
  • European Union to Consider Fate of U.S. Lobsters
  • Maine Maritime Museum Opens “Over East” Exhibit
  • New Swipe Card System in Place for Sea Urchin Harvesters
  • Keep an Eye Out for Tagged Lobsters, Jonah Crabs
  • Lobster Boat Races of 2016

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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