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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:

  • U.S. Federal Laws Create Complex Path for Lobster Fishery
  • Lobster World Unites to #Save Maine Lobstermen
  • This season, communication and cooperation are key
  • New Canadian gear marking requirements in place
  • Fishermen’s Organization Offers Mental Health Resources
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Herring Updates
  • Legal Defense Fund Reaches $175,000
  • Trump Visits Maine; MLA Raises Right Whale Issue
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Maine’s Historic Ports: Port Clyde, St. George
  • Nonprofit Organization Petitions NMFS for Closures
  • Drifters on the Loose
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Applications for July
  • Governor Mills Responds to Pew Charitable Trusts Petition for Closures
  • To Your Health: Savor the health benefits of seafood
  • Scallop Stocks Predicted to Shift Northward
  • Environmental Groups Challenge Trump Action on Marine Monument
  • Fewer Traps, Same Profit
  • Green Crab Entrepreneur Wins Contest
  • Deep-Sea Coral Amendment Approved by NOAA
  • Trump Offers Maine Lobstermen Relief Subsidies
  • Business 101: Keep Good Records
  • A Universal Language

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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