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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:

  • Long Island Lobsterman Grows Up with Whale Rules
  • NEFMC Decides on Amendment 8, Herring Quota Slashed
  • Third Annual Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Benefit a Success
  • Working waterfronts hold many roles in the state
  • Summer’s at an end and new boats are in the water
  • People of the Coast: Bob Bayer retires from the Lobster Institute
  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobstermen Needed to Improve Whale Regulations
  • Nordic Aquafarms Begins Permitting for Maine Land-based Salmon Site
  • Maine’s Newest Cooperative, Lobster 207 Making Waves
  • MLA No Longer Providing Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance; Other Groups Still Are
  • Anthem Returns to Maine Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Massive Canadian Buying of Lobster Keeping Prices Steady in Maine, Despite Loss of China Market
  • New Deep-Water Lobster Nursery Areas Found
  • Bucksport is Booming with Seafood Businesses
  • Lobsterman Gets 4 Years for Manslaughter

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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