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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:

  • Seafood Expo Shed Light on Lobster’s Global Reach
  • Finding Ways to Manage in a Bait Supply Crisis
  • Maine 2018 Lobster Landings Bring in Extra Millions
  • Two Join DMR’s Policy and Management Bureau
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Grant Proposals Due by April 15
  • Update on Lobster Fishery Offers View of the Future
  • Fate of Right Whales, and Lobstermen, Subject of Fishermen’s Forum Seminar
  • Gear innovation could help whales avoid harm
  • Highlights from the 2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • MLA 65th Annual Meeting
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster-Related Bills Before the Legislature
  • DMR Bait Dealer Burvey
  • DMR List of Approved, Prohibited Lobster and Crab Baits
  • Lobster Company Partners with Non-Profit Foundation to Keep Waterfront Working
  • New Organization Makes Collaboration a Priority Offshore
  • MLMC addresses supply chain in 2019
  • Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Seismic Testing
  • Petition Calls for New Aquaculture Regulations
  • 2018 Scallop Season Took a Downturn
  • Keeping an Eye on Elvers
  • Salmon Farming Does Not Harm Lobsters, Says New Study
  • Bill to Foster New Fishermen Introduced

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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