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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


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:

  • Taking Care of Lobster on the Dock Equals Money
  • Lobstermen Say No to Closures and Gear Marking
  • Measuring the Gulf of Maine's Temperature
  • Maritime Lobster Panel sign of political will
  • Climate change offers opportunities
  • Priorities of the New health care plans
  • Cutler man balances work, boat building skills
  • Jim Manning, instigator of eMOLT
  • MLA Statement on Proposed Vertical Line Rules
  • ASMFC Meeting Summary
  • The Bait Report
  • Herring Spawning Closure in Eastern Maine
  • DMR Seeks Feedback for Bait Review
  • NOAA Planning Penobscot Bay Survey
  • Who holds the risk on land?
  • DMR Adjudication Report, June to August 15, 2013
  • Update for the Maine Lobster Promotion Council
  • Sauve to Manage Transition from MLPC to New MLMC
  • Looking for Rope!
  • So You Want to Know: What do you do with a shell diseased lobster?
  • Invasive Marine Species Pose Serious Problems
  • Nominees Sought for Collaborative Board
  • DMR Scientist Recognized
  • Private Dredging Project Raised Local Ire
  • Fisheries Management Councils to Protect Deep-Water Corals
  • Portland Harbor Dredging Begins This Fall
  • Hamilton Marine Expands
  • MLA Receives Navigator Grant
  • Acoustic herring survey enters second year

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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