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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:

  • The Year in Review: 2019 Packed with Change, Conflicts
  • Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Task Force Holds First Meeting
  • Seafood exports top export list in 2019, despite challenges
  • New markets for Maine lobster developing abroad
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Ropeless Fishing Updates
  • Sea World Invests $900,000 in Ropeless Fishing
  • Herring Landings
  • Northern Shrimp
  • US/Canada Lobster Town Meeting Coming this Month
  • DMR Hires Amber Lisi to Lead Scallop Research
  • Safety at Sea Takes a Leap Forward
  • First Right Whale Calf of the Season Seen
  • Scallop Quota Down Slightly
  • Gillnet Closures to Protect Right Whales Announced
  • Gear Innovation Summit in February
  • The MLA’s Business Members: Coastal Documentation II, Brunswick
  • Offshore in the Cold

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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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