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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


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:

  • South Korean Chefs Learn all about Maine Lobster
  • Eastern New Brunswick: Similar Fisheries, Fears
  • Signs of the Seasons: A Maine Phenology Program
  • Maine Lobster Rolls Rumble into New York City
  • What is the Affordable Care Act?
  • The Finest Kind: Decades spent building a home, and a life, in Cushing
  • Research Shows Troubling Signs in Entangled Whales
  • Janice Plante, Commercial Fisheries News
  • MLA Directors Meeting Summary
  • NOAA Proposes to Extend Ship Strike Rule
  • Attention Federal Lobster Permit Holders
  • Mass., R.I. Consider American Lobster Draft Addendum XXI
  • Federal Herring Plan Amendment 5
  • Proposed Maine Lobster Fishery Bait Regulations
  • Menhaden Catch Limits Reduced
  • New Laws Affecting the Lobster Industry
  • Lobster Trap Tags
  • Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement Still Under Negotiation
  • Love of the Sea Leads Tour Businesses to the Water
  • Selling lobster changes with the times
  • Canadian Employment Insurance for the Lobster Industry
  • Lobsters and Chemicals a Bad Mix
  • So You Want to Know: What happens when lobsters get crowded?
  • Lobster Industry Invests in Its Future
  • New Marine Patrol Officers Start Work
  • Volturnus Revs Up
  • Portland Lobsters on the Move
  • After 26 Years Portland Trap has a New Home
  • Getting a handle on lobster quality

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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