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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:

  • Cooperatives a Long-standing Practice in Maine Lobster Industry
  • Changes Planned for Maine Lobstermen’s Association Leadership
  • For Whom the Wind Blows
  • Right whale death trigger need for action
  • Kennebunkport Wharf, Bait Shed Undergo Renovations
  • V-Notching Remains Critical to the Sustainability of Maine’s Lobster Stocks
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Herring Update
  • “What Happens If...?” Special Health Insurance Enrollments Available for Life Changes
  • Lobster, Jonah Crab Plan Public Hearings in January
  • People of the Coast: 15-year-old Beatrice Amuso, Islesford
  • DMR 2017 Lobster Violations, Dispositions, and Administrative Suspensions
  • Underwater Survey Between Monhegan, Port Clyde Scheduled for 2018
  • Illegal Trafficking in Elvers Does Not Pay

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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