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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:

  • What Happens When Change Comes to the Ocean
  • Art and Humor on Vinalhaven
  • Marine Patrol Says Farewell to Two Officers
  • 2017 was a year of change
  • Marketing important in bad times and in good
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Gives North Yarmouth Lobsterman New Opportunity
  • Maine lobster suffering blows so now’s the time to fight
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • ASMFC Increases Menhaden Quota
  • Zone Councils Voice Strong Support for Marketing Collaborative
  • NMFS Considers Changes to Federal Lobster Management
  • MLA Opposes Monhegan Wind Project
  • People of the Coast: The women of Jess’s Seafood Market
  • South Bristol Women Makes True Gifts from the Sea
  • 2018 Health Insurance Enrollment Ends Dec. 15
  • Fisheries of the United States 2016 Shows Value of Lobster, Scallops in New England
  • Luke’s Lobster Launches Lobster Ladies Calendar
  • Canada Searching for Changes to Forestall Right Whale Deaths
  • Menhaden Quota Increased for 2018-2019
  • Right Whale Travel Patterns Tracked
  • DMR to Offer New Scallop Licenses

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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