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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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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:

  • Where are the Herring?
  • Smoked Lobster May Put Vinalhaven on Gourmet Map
  • Right Whale Deaths Reveal Differences in Canadian, U.S. Protection
  • Massachusetts lobster season in full gear
  • Once again, the summer season has been busy
  • DMR Reminder About Second Zone Lobster Trap Tags
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Recipients Choose Diverse Paths
  • People of the Coast: John Bullard of New Bedford
  • Survey for Underwater Cable Route Planned for Fall
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Letter to Maine’s Congressional Delegation
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Period is Right Around the Corner
  • DMR Summonses for Lobster Violations, June 1-August 15, 2017
  • Depression common among adults, but treatment available
  • Copepod abundance down in Gulf of Maine, Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Eavesdropping in the Sea
  • NOAA Declares Sturgeon Critical Habitat
  • A Lobster Emoji?
  • Right Whale Deaths Prompt Agencies’ Cooperation

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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