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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:

  • Cooperative Approach Deep-Seated in Tignish, Prince Edward Island
  • Cutler Man to Head Maine Lobstermen’s Association
  • “The fishermen will let you know”
  • Seafood tops Maine’s 2017 exports, again
  • Offshore oil plans more stunt than reality
  • Public Utilities Commission Reconsiders Maine Aqua Ventus Rate Agreement
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • David Cousens’ Legacy
  • Tax Time is Nearly Here!
  • People of the Coast: Donna and Marsden Brewer of Stonington
  • Great White Sharks Becoming a Familiar Species in New England Waters
  • Winter is passing but frostbite is still dangerous
  • Acoustic Data May Protect Whales from Entanglement
  • Multi-year Lobster Stock Assessment Underway
  • Maine Exports to Asia Grow in 2017
  • Amendments Proposed to Canadian Fisheries Act
  • Canada Moving Forward with Whale Regulations
  • Maine Shipbuilders Awarded Ferry Contract
  • Lobster Gets Its Own Emoji
  • Update on the Life Jacket Suitability Project
  • Fisheries of the United States, 2016

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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