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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:

  • Are You Ready for the 2019 Bait Crisis?
  • Young Lobstermen Weigh in on 20 Years of Whale Regulations
  • Public needs way to better understand fishermen’s lives
  • Maine Bait Lists (July 2018)
  • Ocean Acidification May Affect Lobster Molt, Reproduction
  • Ocean Acidification Information Exchange
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Right Whale Update
  • Maine Scallop Farming Could Take a Big Leap Forward
  • Understanding Medicaid
  • People of the Coast: Willis Spear, Yarmouth
  • DMR Adjudications and Dispositions, January-May, 2018
  • Free Knives Distributed in Stonington to Keep Lobstermen Safe
  • New Owners at Local Lobster Businesses Continue Traditions
  • Canada Increases Staff to Patrol for Whales
  • Trump Administration Seeks to Weaken ESA
  • Massachusetts Lobstermen Test Ropeless Fishing Gear
  • House Passes Fisheries Act Reauthorization
  • Maine DMR Awards Grants to Support Lobster Research

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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