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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


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:

  • What is the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative?
  • How to Keep a Lobster Healthy
  • The University of Maine and offshore wind energy
  • Lobstermen Voice Concerns to DMR Commissioner Keliher
  • The Upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Starting out together in Cape Porpoise
  • Draft Vertical Line Rule Released
  • Dennis Damon, state senator, businessman, and fisherman
  • NOAA Partially Approves Atlantic Herring Amendment 5
  • Bait Supply Get Tight
  • Broken or Lost Lobster Trap Tags to Be Replaced for Free
  • MLA Monitor Lobster Price
  • MLA Comments on Ship Strike, Lobster Rules
  • Farewell to Barnacle Billy
  • The Bait Report
  • Maine’s lobster cooperatives
  • Update from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council
  • So You Want to Know: Do lobsters bleed?
  • GMRI, MLA Reveal the Financial Complexities of Lobstering
  • Offshore Wind Power Project on Hold
  • P.E.I. Happy, New Brunswick Lobstermen Angry
  • Massachusetts Passes Tails Law
  • Another Canadian Lobster Fishery Receives MSC Certification
  • NMFS Observer Program Covers Lobster Fishery

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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