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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:

  • 400-Hundred-Year Tradition Under Threat in Portland
  • Bait Dealers Nervous About Herring Cuts
  • Completing the mission with just a road map
  • Retiring MLA Board Members Leave Strong Legacy
  • To a Young Lobsterman, Changing Fishery is Just a Fact of Life
  • If You Build It, the Alewives Will Come
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Commissioner Keliher’s Remarks on Zone B Lobster Trawl Limit Rules
  • NOAA Fisheries Reduces 2018 Atlantic Herring Catch Limits
  • MLA Health Insurance Navigator Departs
  • People of the Coast: Sarah Redmond, Gouldsboro
  • Export-Import Bank Can Take the Uncertainty Out of International Business Dealings
  • James Knott, Riverdale Mills Founder, Passes Away
  • Attention Lobstermen: DMR Fall 2018 ME-NH Inshore Trawl Survey Begins October 1
  • New Director Named for UMaine Lobster Institute
  • New England Aquarium Gets Grant to Test Ropeless Lobster Fishing
  • Canadian Lobster Sales to China Pick Up
  • Heat Wave in the Gulf of Maine
  • Seals in New England Test Positive for Avian Flu and Distemper
  • Brooks Trap Mill, MLA Team Up to Promote Maine Tradition of V-Notching

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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