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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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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:

  • More Than a Thousand Lobstermen Turn Out for Coast-Wide Whale Meetings
  • New Sensors Track Lobsters From Trap to Dealer
  • Aquaculture Leases – Understanding the Process
  • What can lobstermen learn from Cal. crab fishermen?
  • Island Music Festival One of a Kind
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • NEFMC Approves Deeper Herring Cuts in 2020
  • Portland Artist Reflects Three Generations’ Link to the Sea
  • Maine’s Lobster and Crab Baits
  • MLMC highlighting lobster fishery conservation actions
  • Lobstermen Join MLA in Response to Future Uncertainty
  • Mainstay of Portland Waterfront Recognized
  • Murry Promoted to Sergeant of Marine Patrol Section Five
  • Six Dead Right Whales in Canada
  • Portland OK’s Smaller Non-Marine Use Zone
  • Working Waterfront Access Grants Awarded

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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