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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:

  • Lobster Larvae Give Hints About the Future
  • Bumpy Road to Zone C Closure
  • Lobstermen Ready to Help on the Water
  • Booming Lobster Exports to China Not an Overnight Success Story
  • New England Ahead of West Coast on Carbon Control
  • Kennebunk Youth Making Waves as Lobsterman
  • New Feed Requirements for Lobster Pound Owners
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • NOAA Fisheries Begins Rulemaking to Implement Jonah Crab Plan
  • ACA Health Insurance Options in 2017
  • Autumn Algae Bloom Produced Harmful Biotoxin
  • What Happens When You or Your Boat Can’t Go Haul
  • Long Work Hours at Sea: What’s Up?
  • Canada Gears Up for the Winter Season
  • Derelict Gear Retrieval to Begin Again This Winter
  • Fishermen Continue to Contest Tidal Power Project
  • Right Whales Return to the Bay of Fundy
  • Eu Denies Swedish Ban on American Lobster
  • Giving Safety a Competitive Advantage

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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