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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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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:

  • Quota for Herring Expected to Drop in 2019
  • Vital Study of Lobster Gear Begins This Month
  • Canadian lobster fishery works to protect right whales
  • Tiny Copepod Causes Quivers in Gulf of Maine Food Web
  • Harpswell Returns to Lobster Race Circuit
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Medicare 101
  • 1946 Lobster Smack Still Plies the Waters with Elegance
  • Virtual Reality Exhibit of Maine Coast and Communities Debuts in Stonington
  • People of the Coast: Mary Coombs, Bailey Island
  • Steel Tariffs Already Raising Price of Lobster Traps
  • Chinese Tariff on Lobster Could be a Double Whammy
  • Canada Continues to Close Fishing Areas Due to Right Whales
  • PUC Reopens Maine Aqua Ventus Contract
  • Trump Executive Order Focuses on Oceans’ Economic Value

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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