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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:

  • Lobstermen Remain Frustrated Over State’s Proposed Whale Rules
  • Remembering Former MLA President Ed Blackmore
  • Technology at sea: A refresher on EM, ER, and VMS
  • A Preview of the 45th Annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum
  • A Changing Gulf of Maine
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Honoring those we have lost
  • Canada Requires Mandatory Gear Marking for Lobster and Crab Fisheries
  • Lobster Bills–129th Legislature, 2nd Session
  • Two Maine Fishermen Lost at Sea in January
  • Trouble at tax time? Remember, you have options
  • Maine’s Small Harbors: A Colorful Past
  • Assessing Vertical Line Use and Functional Breaking Strength in the Maine Lobster Fishery
  • The MLA’s Business Members: Smithwick & Mariners Insurance
  • Cautious Optimism Greets US-China Trade Deal
  • Marine National Monument Withstands Court Challenge
  • Elver Lottery to Allow New Entrants
  • Right Whale Calf Numbers Continue to Increase
  • New Marine Patrol Offers Coming to Machias and Boothbay Harbor
  • The Month in Photos

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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