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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:

  • Another Maine Lobster Boat Racing Season Comes to a Close
  • Lobster to Dollars: What’s Lobster Really Worth to Maine?
  • Uncontrollable headwinds affect lobster price
  • Data portal gives new way to understand marine economy
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Lifts “A Huge Burden” from Students’ Shoulders
  • People of the Coast: Skip Connell of Spruce Head
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • ASMFC Shrimp Section Moves Amendment 3 Forward
  • The Results are In: Alewives Can Fish as Well as Herring
  • Time to Sign up for ACA Health Insurance
  • North Haven Lobsterman Tries Kelp Farming for Winter Income
  • Maine Coastal Program Becomes Part of Department of Marine Resources
  • Whale Entanglements on the West Coast Prompt Court Cases, Voluntary Measures
  • N.S. Lobstermen Protest Indigenous Fishing
  • National Marine Monument Prohibitions May Change
  • Fishermen Raise Concerns about Portland’s Waterfront
  • New Model Offers More Accurate Estimate of Right Whale Population
  • Lobster Emoji Supported by Sen. King
  • The York Lobstermen’s Association: Small but dedicated!
  • Baily’s Island Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Benefit a Success

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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