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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:

  • DMR, NOAA Struggle to Find Agreement on Whale Plan
  • Harbor Infrastructure Gets a Boost
  • Fishermen monitor bills in Washington, D.C.
  • 2020 brings Promotions, Partnerships and Protection
  • Our Changing Gulf: New species, new opportunities?
  • Listening for Whales
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • NMFS Rejects Maine’s Whale Plan
  • DMR Proposes Changes to Maine’s New Gear Marking Requirements
  • Maine Delegation Expresses Cautious Support for China’s Exemption for Lobster Tariff
  • 16th U.S.–Canada Lobster Town Meeting Focuses on the Future
  • Maine’s Small Harbors: Jonesport
  • Pay attention to wounds at sea
  • MLA Business Member: Chase, Leavitt & Co., Portland
  • Coronavirus Impacts Nova Scotia Lobster Exports
  • New Board Members Appointed to Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative
  • NOAA Plans to Reduce Herring Quota
  • Vineyard Wind Construction Date Delayed
  • Strong Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery Leads to Increased Loans
  • UMaine to Join Forces with Netherlands Aquaculture Firm
  • Lobster Ranks Third in Value for US Fisheries
  • Hydrographic Survey Operations Begin March 3
  • Faces of the Future

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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