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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:

  • At The Forum: Lobster Resource Remains Healthy
  • Remembering Arnie Gamage
  • Arnie Gamage, 1952-2020
  • Simple ways to stay safe at sea
  • Our Changing Gulf: More precipitation is muddying the waters
  • At The Forum: Lobstermen Must Change Marks on Lines
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Active Lobstermen, Trips, Landings and Value – 5 year Average (2015-2019) by Month
  • COVID-19 and the Lobster Industry Updates
  • In-Person Meetings Cancelled
  • Lobster girls at work
  • At The Forum: Offshore Wind Power May be Part of the Gulf’s Future
  • At The Forum: NOAA Officials Answer Tough Questions about Whale Plan
  • At The Forum: Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Update to Lobstermen
  • Maine Fishermen’s 2020 Forum Scholarship Winners
  • Maine’s Small Harbors: Winter Harbor
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Applications for March (as of 3/24/2020)
  • Acoustic Monitors Track Whales Undersea
  • New Canadian Regulations Announced to Protect Right Whales
  • NMFS Studying Fish to Forecast Effects of Wind Turbines
  • Waiting List Bill (LD 28) Put on Hold to Gather More Information
  • New Bedford, Stonington Remain in List of 2018 Top Ports
  • Fun Times at the 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum

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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