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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:

  • Traditions Under Siege in Maine Lobster Fishery
  • 2017 Lobster Landings Show Differences Among Zones
  • Marine Patrol getting ready for summer months
  • Right Whale Dilemma May be Beyond the Control of Federal Laws
  • Maine DMR Leads Gear Research Project
  • Free App Helps Mariners’ Awareness of Whales
  • Whale Center Seeks Fund to Expand Monitoring
  • Changes to Canadian Snow Crab Fishery Announced
  • Eastern Maine Skippers Students Tackle Tough Question
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster Advisory Council
  • Right Whale Update – New England Fishery Management Council
  • 128th Legislature Second Session Wrap-up
  • Are you uninsured or need help paying for medicine?
  • People of the Coast: Kathy Clark, Swan’s Island
  • Impact of Black Sea Bass in Gulf of Maine Remains Unclear
  • Scallop Quota Increased for Upcoming Season
  • Motion Made to Dismiss National Marine Monument Lawsuit
  • Recreational Fishermen Still Can’t Land Cod
  • P.E.I. Fishermen Develop Versatile Computer App
  • Nova Scotian Firm Plan Holding Facility in Portland
  • Maine Native Portrays the Daily Work of Lobstering

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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