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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:

  • MLA Legal Team Expands, Support from Lobstermen Key to Its Success
  • Right Whale Debate Heats Up
  • Market strategy, 2020 activities evolving
  • Two views on aquaculture and Maine lobstermen
  • Two Land-Based Aquaculture Projects Proposed in Maine
  • MLA Comments on Proposed Right Whale Rule
  • Governor Mills statement on proposed right whale rule
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Calls for Canadian Premiers, New England Governors to Collaborate on Right Whale Projections
  • Oceana launches right whale campaign, Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative continues to promote Maine’s long-standing stewardship
  • DMR Proposes Rules to Improve Gear Marking and Reporting for Lobster Industry
  • MLA Testifies Before EPA on Tier 4 Engine Emission Standards
  • Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-Op Goes Solar
  • Vaccines a Critical Part of Preventative Health Care
  • Money for New Lobster Markets
  • Lobster Molt Less Predictable
  • Three Charged with Violating Laws Intended to Protect Rebuilding Atlantic Herring Stock
  • The MLA’s Steadfast Business Members: Lonnie’s Hydraulics, Topsham
  • Fourth Annual MLCA Lobstermen's Relief Fund Benefit Brings in a Crowd

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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