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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:

  • Governor-Elect Janet Mills on Maine’s Seafood and Fishing Industries
  • People of the Coast: Amy Lent, Maine Maritime Museum
  • DMR Lobster Research Collaborative Projects Underway
  • EPA Tier 4 Emissions Rules Pose a Problem for Maine’s Lobster Boat Builders
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster Institute
  • Bait Updates
  • Environmental Groups Push Canada to do More to Protect Whales
  • Support Lobstermen in Need
  • Right Whale Report Card 2018
  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Dan Harriman
  • To Your Health: Get your flu shot!
  • Massachusetts Requests Wind Farm Leases Include Fishing Area Exclusions
  • Boothbay Harbor Working Waterfront Under Siege
  • Shellfish Species Experience Downturn Due to Warmer Climate

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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