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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President


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:

  • Get Ready for the Annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum!
  • Cod are Tougher Than You Think
  • Cold Water Coral Zones Concern Lobstermen
  • Clarification of survival craft requirements
  • What is the best way to spend a marketing dollar?
  • Lobster Health Expert Returns to Maine in March
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Comments on ASMFC Menhaden Public Information Document
  • Preview of Lobster Bills proposed for the 128th Maine Legislature
  • Artifacts Illustrate Long Lobstering History
  • Lobster Gear Now Making Its Way Into Fine Jewelry
  • Special Enrollment Periods Available for ACA Health Insurance
  • School of the Ocean Takes Shape in Searsport
  • Trade Agreements Cause Uncertainty Among Seafood Producers
  • Maine Institute to Expand This Summer
  • Sweden Plans Another Try at Limiting Lobster Imports
  • Nova Scotia Benefiting from Free Trade
  • Penobscot East Resource Center Director Will Step Down
  • Fishermen Invited to Seafood Expo North America
  • Raising a Sunken Boat is Tough Work in the Winter

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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