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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:

  • Furniture Prosperous Side Business for Young Lobsterman
  • MLMC Head Steps Down
  • Apprentices Must Confirm Interest in Waiting Lists
  • Teaming up for right whale survival
  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Micah Woodcock, Sedgwick
  • Time leads to appreciation for those who came before
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • First Year at the Helm
  • NMFS Slashes 2019 Herring Quota
  • Right Whale Working Group Considers Rope
  • Working waterfronts not just a quaint picture
  • Pay attention to your skin!
  • New Right Whale Calves Now Total 7
  • Local Nonprofit Saves Boothbay Harbor Working Waterfront Property
  • Union Wharf Dredging Group Looks for Funding
  • Belfast Aquaculture Developer Plans Similar West Coast Project
  • Stonington Lobster Dealer will Open Processing Plant in Bucksport
  • New Coast Guard Command Center Open in South Portland

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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