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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:

  • Adaptation Part of Life for Maine’s Lobstermen
  • MLA Files Motion to Enter Court Case
  • It’s Not that Easy Keeping Track of Right Whales
  • Going live with Maine new shell lobster this summer
  • New Three-Year Research Project on Vertical Lines Begins in July
  • Working waterfronts are more than just a space
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • In Memoriam: Butch Ciomei
  • Data Matching Issues and how to resolve them
  • New Director Looks to the Future of Maine’s Marine Trades
  • People of the Coast: Shelley Frothingham, Owls Head
  • DMR’s Policy on Changing Over Trap Tags
  • ASMFC Focuses on Mackerel/Herring Quota and Lobster Stock Assessment
  • U.S.-China Trade Conflicts Worry Maine Seafood Dealers
  • New Program to Focus on the North Atlantic
  • Two New Wind Farms Approved by Mass., R.I.
  • Portland Lobstermen Fight for Storage Space
  • P.E.I. Lobster Buyers Drop One-cent Levy
  • Wiscasset Organization Awarded Aquaculture Grant

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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