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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Antonia Pelletier, Programs and Development


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:

  • Focus on Communication Key for DMR Commissioner
  • Whale Protection Measures Likely on Two Fronts
  • Time Once Again for the Maine Fishermen’s Forum!
  • Diversity key to success of Portland waterfront group
  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Marcia Beal Brazer, Ogunquit
  • Tenacity and humor among fishermen’s strengths
  • Young Lobstermen Find Solidarity in the MLA
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • DMR Proposed Rule for Hancock County Lobster Trawl Limits
  • DMR Proposed Rule for State Herring, Menhaden Fishery
  • Snow Crab Quota in Gulf of St. Lawrence Corresponds to Right Whale Entanglements
  • Researchers Launch Lifejacket Van That Aim to Make Lifejacket Use Easy and Affordable for Lobstermen
  • New Marine Resources Committee to Address Lobster Issues
  • Maine Landings Top 100 Million Pounds in 2018
  • P.E.I. Lobstermen Vote to Change Fishing Times
  • East Coast Seafoods Refocusing on Prospect Harbor Facility
  • New Calves Join Right Whale Population
  • Ah, the power of the Internet!

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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