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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:

  • Groups Threaten to Sue Over Right Whale Decline
  • Landings, Price Perplex Lobstermen
  • Port Clyde Residents Petition Against Maine Aqua Ventus Cable
  • Marine Patrol Officers busy in the field
  • Eastern Penobscot Bay hydrographic survey completed
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Helps Young Southport Women Move into Medicine
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Announced Two $5K Scholarships from Anonymous Donor
  • People of the Coast: Paul Anderson
  • What Will This Winter’s Weather Bring New England?
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • ASMFC Launches New Website on Atlantic Herring Area 1A Spawning Monitoring System
  • MLA Visits NMFS Gear Shed
  • New Statistical Model for Estimating North Atlantic Right Whale Abundance Revealed
  • The Clock is Ticking on Health Insurance Enrollment
  • New health insurance Navigator joins MLA
  • NOAA Fisheries Recommends Actions to Help Right Whales
  • Opioids and the Brain
  • State Considers Lottery for New Scallop Licenses
  • N.S. Company Invents a Plastic Lobster Trap
  • Three New Marine Patrol Officers in Place
  • ASMFC Amends Northern Shrimp Management Plan
  • Boothbay Harbor Chefs Named Lobster Chefs of 2017

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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