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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:

  • Fishermen, Pier Owners Work Together on Portland Dredging
  • Rapid Response Team for Lobster Health Formed
  • Launchpad Program to Help Entrepreneurs
  • Challenges ahead for Maine Marine Patrol
  • Multiple lobster marketing efforts underway in Canada
  • Small boat scallopers now in a state of limbo
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Participates in Whale Meetings
  • Summary of Lobster Bills (as of April 26)
  • Lobstermen, Industry Leaders Head to Boston for Seafood Expo North America
  • MLA Navigator Recognized for Outreach Work
  • Fisherman’s Academy Keeps Students in High School
  • Can Seaweed Protect Shellfish Farms from Ocean Acidification?
  • Maine Green Line, Atlantic Link May Make Gulf a Busy Place
  • Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy Grants Program Announced
  • Lobstering Exemptions Gain Traction
  • Marine Patrol Officer Matthew Wyman Honored for Professional Excellence
  • Groundfishermen Must Pay for On-board Monitors
  • E.U. Tariffs Removed on Canadian Lobster Exports
  • Too Many Seals
  • Next Generation of Lobstermen Take Part in Trainings, Public Hearings as Part of Leadership Institute

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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