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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:

  • Walking the Tightrope of Survival
  • Lobstering Laws: Will the Whales Win?
  • Rough waters for Maine lobstermen
  • Federal Aid to Small Businesses Tops $740 Billion
  • Where to find help
  • Our Changing Gulf: When the water rises
  • Maine Sea Grant Hires Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Coordinator
  • Lobster Initiative Projects Underway
  • Trucks Get It Done
  • Give to the Maine Lobstermen’s Association Legal Defense Fund
  • Thank you for your Support!
  • Maine's Historic Harbors: Friendship
  • MLA Business Member: Superior Marine Products, Gray
  • To Your Health: A time for resilience
  • Courts Rules for Whale Activist in Mass. Case
  • Canada Spring Fishery Begins Two Weeks
  • DMR Makes Exception to Purple Mark Requirement
  • Canada Provides Aid to Seafood Processors, Aquaculture Businesses
  • Fair Winds and Following Seas
  • All in a Day’s Work

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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