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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:

  • DMR to Hold Meetings with Lobstermen in June, August to Discuss Whale Rules
  • Meeting Dates for Whale Rule Discussions
  • Rob Beal Promoted to Marine Patrol Major
  • Southern Menhaden May Find Their Place in Maine Lobster Fishery
  • Isle au Haut Takes Step Toward Energy Independence
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster Bills at the Maine Legislature
  • Having Their Voices Heard Motivates New MLA Members
  • It’s Summertime: Keep Your Eyes Protected!
  • Pay attention to what you say!
  • DMR Violations, Adjudication, Administrative Suspensions December 2018-May 2019
  • Be Aware: The Ticks Are Out There
  • Green Crabs May Be Going to the Dogs
  • Deep Water Temperature Readings Record Steady Changes
  • Snow Crab Fishermen Receive Funds for Right Whale Protections
  • Copepod Presence Key to Right Whale Movements
  • Science Conference Focuses on Eastern Maine
  • Tariffs Hits Maine Lobster Industry Hard in 2018
  • Sculptor Transforms Lobster into Fine Art

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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