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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 Officials Go on Offense Regarding Whale Rules
  • Aquaculture: Surge in Maine Due to Many Factors
  • Who’s Who in Maine’s Aquaculture World
  • DMR Rope Study Reveals Options for Weak Rope
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • [Maine Congressional Delegation Letter to Trump]
  • Governor Mills letter to Maine lobstermen
  • Former Governor LePage Letter to President Trump
  • MLA President Kristan Porter’s Letter to the Bangor Daily News
  • To Your Health: Blood Pressure a Silent Menace
  • Stonington Lobster Company Expands into Bucksport
  • Ocean High School Hires First Executive Director
  • Alewife and Blueback Herring Not Endangered
  • Canada Assesses Its Maritime Mammal Protections
  • Scallop Fishery Going Strong
  • Artist Captures Favor of Maine’s Working Harbors

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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