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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:

  • Maine Businesses Step Forward to Support Legal Defense Fund
  • Draft Whale Rules Expected by Fall
  • Canadian lobster sector remains optimistic
  • Reflections from Stonington in a time of change
  • Great White Shark Numbers Increase in Atlantic Canada
  • Woman dies in first-ever Maine shark attack
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Legal Defense Fund Reaches Over $300,000
  • Whale Updates
  • Dredging and Navigational Projects
  • Maine Case in Bangor District Court
  • Watch out for your dusty rope!
  • Maine’s Historic Harbors: Cundys Harbor, Harpswell
  • DMA Aquaculture Lease Applications for August (as of 7/24/20)
  • Climate Council Seeks Public Input on Strategies to Protect Coastal Communities, Economies
  • Business 101: Planning for Your Future is Simple
  • PPP a Lifeline in Maine’s Lobstering Communities
  • North Atlantic Right Whales Named Critically Endangered by International Group
  • Kingfish Zeeland Applies for State Permit
  • Canada Starts Project to Retrieve Ghost Gear
  • Ten Right Whale Deaths in Canada in 2019
  • Microplastics Harm Baby Lobsters
  • Sailing is an Art

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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