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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:

  • Maine Lobstermen Must Reduce Vertical Lines by 50%
  • New Head of Collaborative Experienced Marketer
  • Change at the Top: Jay Carroll New Marine Patrol Chief
  • Col. Jon Cornish Retires After 34 Years
  • Understanding Jeopardy under the ESA
  • Lobstermen Adjust to Changing Bait Supply
  • Co-Ops Plan for Bait Scarcity
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • MLA Update on Large Whale Take Reduction Team
  • MLA Brings Concerns Over Whale Rules to Maine Delegation
  • Physical therapy can prevent, heal injuries
  • Maine-NH Spring Trawl Survey Underway
  • New Marine Patrol Boat Bears Familiar Name
  • Bringing Lifesaving Wear Directly to the Dock
  • Carp to the Rescue?
  • Portland May Take Step to Retain Working Waterfront
  • Conserving Heat Can Improve Bottom Line
  • UNE, Morocco Sign Aquaculture Studies Agreement
  • Could Salmon Racks be Maine’s New Lobster Bait?
  • Garbo to Expand Maine Operations
  • Jambalaya, Lively Tunes Spice Up MLA Fundraiser

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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