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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:

  • Lobster Enforcement Laws Strengthened in Response to Industry Concerns
  • Maine Lobstermen Exempt from Coral Closures
  • Bright Summer Ahead in Eastern Enforcement Division
  • NOAA Summer Hydrographic Survey Continues in Eastern Penobscot Bay
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Recipients Explore Higher Learning in Different Ways
  • Life Jacket Testing Project Moves into Summer Phase
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Letter to ASMFC on Shrimp Plan
  • Herring Boats Head to Sea During Summer Months
  • New Head of National Marine Fisheries Service
  • What are Some Benefits of the Health Care Technology Revolution?
  • Mandatory License Suspension Lengths Effective June 14
  • Kittery Businessmen Takes Bold Step into the Seafood Business
  • People of the Coast: Emily Lane, Vinalhaven
  • P.E.I. Lobster Fishery Surprises Lobster Leadership Institute Participants
  • Maine After Midnight Travels Across America
  • Surge of Right Whale Deaths in Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Salmon Numbers Dropping
  • Underwater Coral Exploration Underway
  • Maine Elver Fishery Again Profitable
  • NOAA Recommends Grants to Maine Marine Projects
  • Two New Officers Join Maine Marine Patrol

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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