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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:

  • The MLA Continues to Challenge NMFS Whale Proposal
  • DMR Releases Right Whale Risk Reduction Plan
  • East, West Coast aquaculture plans require similar scrutiny
  • Innovation Part of Maine Aquaculture Growth
  • The MLA Urges Department of Marine Resources to Simplify Proposed Gear Marking
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • EPA Proposal to Site a New Ocean Disposal Area
  • Casco Bay Hydrographic Survey
  • New Model Predicts Downturn in Lobster Landings
  • Offshore Herring Spawning Closures Under Consideration by NEFMC
  • Take steps to prevent a stroke
  • Talbot Promoted to New Position
  • Biggest Object Created by 3-D Printer Unveiled in Orono
  • Stonington Center Wins 3-Year Penobscot River Grant
  • Lobster Season a "Mixed Bag" Thus Far
  • The MLA’s Steadfast Business Members: Bessy Bait, Seabrook, NH
  • Maine Artist Paints Portrait of 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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