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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


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:

  • Keeping Quality in Lobsters Ashore: How Best to Hold ’Em
  • Cooke Aquaculture Guilty of Illegal Pesticide Use
  • Melding capture and culture, for profit
  • Seasonal gauge change may make sense
  • Canadian tie-up may be investment in change
  • Lobstering, and thinking, in Sunshine
  • Sheila Dassatt of the Down East Lobstermen’s Association
  • Reflections on the European Seafood Expo, 2013
  • Maine Lobster Sustainability Promoted
  • New MLA Office
  • TAA Program Nearing Critical Deadlines
  • Legislative Roundup
  • Lobster Rope Becomes Huge New York City Sculpture
  • DMR Rulemaking—Lobster/Crab Bait Draft Regulation
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting Roundup
  • Maine’s Top Lobster Port Targets Best Handling Practices
  • Marine Patrol Major Alan Talbot Retires from DMR
  • DMR Adjudication Report, Feb. 15 to May 15, 2013
  • So You Want to Know: How old is that lobster
  • Maine Lobstermen to Help Superstorm Sandy Victims
  • Fishermen Asked for Input on Statoil Site
  • Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Expands in Rockland
  • Robots to Monitor Red Tide in the Gulf of Maine
  • Lobster Prices Investigated in Canada
  • Atlantic Herring
  • Finding ways to keep whales out of vertical lines

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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