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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:

  • Economic Impact of Whale Regulations Would be Profound
  • Lobstermen Step Up to Help MLA Legal Defense Fund
  • Some federal relief but a complicated season ahead
  • Changing strategy to adapt to pandemic impacts
  • Time is Short for MLA Legal Team
  • Landings and value by county, 2019
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Whale Updates
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Legal Defense Fund
  • Thank you for your Support!
  • MLA Business Member: Durkee Lobster Bait and Bring It Inc., Jonesport
  • Our Changing Gulf: The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
  • Fire Destroys Processing Plant in New Brunswick
  • P.E.I. Lobster Processors Facing Lack of Workers
  • Canada Provides Financial Support for Fisheries
  • Maine Sea Grant Hires Aquaculture Agent
  • NOAA Announces $8 Million Funding for SK Projects
  • Business 101: Who Are You?
  • We Work Together

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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