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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:

  • 2017 River Herring Comeback Not Just a Flash in the Pan
  • People of the Coast: Albert Carver, Beals Island
  • Canadian free trade agreement raising concerns in Maine
  • Music, lobster and...disruption!
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Recipient Embarks on Nursing Career
  • Collaborative Project Aims to Freeze Alewives in Spring, Lobster with Them in Summer
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Planning for Decline in the Lobster Fishery
  • MLA Letter to Maine Aqua Ventus
  • Long-time MLA Board Member Steps Down
  • Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Health Insurance? It’s Time to Review Your Plan
  • Nunan’s Lobster Hut Keeps Traditions Alive
  • High Mortality Among Right Whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Lobster Roll Festival Benefits Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance
  • Young Lobsterman Spends Summer Learning the Ropes
  • Stonington Lobsterman Honored for Eighty Years on the Water
  • Eastport Reopens Its Breakwater
  • Maine Lobster Sneaking into China
  • The Quest to Create Tasty Frozen Lobster
  • Maine After Midnight Takes Place Chicago-style

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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