Document Type



Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President


Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance

Publication Date


Publisher location

Kennebunk, Maine

Issue Number


Volume Number


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:

  • Maine’s Concerns Heard at Whale Meeting
  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Krista Tripp
  • MLA Continues Legal Battle on Possible Whale Rules
  • Maine Lobstermen Weigh in on Bait Concerns
  • Marketing initiatives promote Maine lobster overseas
  • Maine Lobstermen Key to Vital Data on Vertical Lines in Lobster Fishery
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Associate Update
  • Northern Shrimp Benchmark Assessment Indicates Resource Remains Depleted
  • ACA Health Insurance Enrollment November 1 to December 15
  • It Pays to Shop Around for Insurance Coverage
  • Maine Lobster Processors Investing in the Future
  • Certain Lobster Trap Tag Fees Set to Increase
  • Prince Edward Island Fall Lobster Season “A Mixed Bag”
  • River Herring Stocks on the Upswing
  • Lawsuit Against Marine National Monument Dismissed
  • Canada Reviewing Whale Protection Measures
  • Coldwater Lobster Association Receives Grant to Test Ropeless Fishing
  • Lobsterman Lost at Sea
  • The MLA Pushes NMFS for More Herring Quota in 2019

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.


publisher's version of the published document

Rights and Access Note

This item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this item in any way that is permitted by the copyright. Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher.



Rights Statement

In Copyright