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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:

  • Legislature Off to a Slow Start on Lobster Bills
  • Model Helps Forecast Future for Lobster Populations
  • The fine points of double tagging
  • Accurate monitoring critical in ground fishery
  • Update from southwest Nova Scotia
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • NEFMC Herring Management Update
  • MLA Testimony on License Fee Increase
  • Second Lobster Leadership Institute Launched in February
  • Bangor International Airport key to coastal economy
  • 2015 Fisheries of the U.S. Report
  • New Technique Developed to Determine Lobster Age
  • Maine Marine Trades Association Offers Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Web Site Gives Consumers a New Way to Compare Health Care Costs
  • Another Browntail Moth Outbreak Expected This Spring
  • Administrative Suspensions Related to Lobster Offenses, Jan. 1, 2016-Feb. 15, 2017
  • Lobster Violations, Oct. 1, 2016 to Feb. 15, 2017
  • What Would You Wear While Fishing? PFD Project Wants to Find Out
  • Lobster Exports to China Still Rising
  • Nova Scotian Companies Start Quality Project with Alibaba
  • Lobster Blood, a Medical Wonder?
  • Winter Whale Calving Numbers Disappointing
  • University of Maine Learns New Process to Find Lobster Age
  • Background on Lobster Trap Tags
  • Making Buoys for Birds a Successful Business

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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