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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 Does the Future Hold for the Maine Lobster Fishery?
  • Canada Announces New Whale Protections in Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • New lobster reporting requirements to begin
  • Lobster stock assessment will consider climate change
  • Colby College Research Reveals Economic Impact of Lobster Dealers in Maine
  • Status of North American Right Whales Topic of Fishermen’s Forum Session
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • The Maine Lobstermen’s Association 64th Annual Meeting
  • Your Health Insurance: Time for a Spring Tune-up!
  • Reauthorized MLMC Plans More Innovations in 2018
  • DMR Hires Two New Research Scientists
  • Study Shows a Lack of Resilience Among Maine Fishermen
  • DMR Lobster Surveys Indicate Strong Numbers but a Decline in Juvenile Settlement
  • New Head for Maine Sea Grant
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Hires New Director
  • New Brunswick Processing Plant Destroyed
  • Snow Crab Fishermen to Test Ropeless Gear
  • Snow Crab Sustainability Certificate Suspended
  • Trip to Seafood Show Brings Smiles, Knowledge
  • Belfast Artist Focuses on Women who Fish

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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