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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:

  • Federal Court Keeps Lobster Fishery Open...for Now
  • Lobster Marketing Shifts During COVID-19
  • MLMC aims to inspire more home lobster cooks
  • Concern rises over aquaculture project in Harpswell
  • European Union tariffs on lobster and lobster products suspended for five years
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Whale Updates
  • Understanding the Judge’s Order
  • NMFS Proposed Schedule for Whale Rules and Biological Opinion
  • Bait Updates
  • EU Tariffs on Lobster Removed
  • Sea Grant to Support Innovation for Maine’s Working Waterfront
  • Lobstermen May Qualify for State Economic Relief
  • EPA Delays Tier 4 Diesel Emission Standards
  • Wind Power Plans Pick up Speed in the Gulf of Maine
  • Maine’s Historic Harbors: Pine Point, Scarborough
  • Effect of Canada-EU Trade Agreement on U.S. Lobster Exports Subject of Investigation
  • To Your Health: Don’t smoke!
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for September (as of 9/01/20)
  • Business 101: All Debt is Not Created Equal
  • DMR Joins Massachusetts to Track Great White Sharks
  • Legal Hauling Times for the Maine Lobster Fishery
  • Satellites May Help Track Elusive Whales
  • Lobsterman Helps a Friend in Need
  • New Hampshire Lobster Company Plans New Brunswick Lobster Holding Facility
  • Maine Aquaculture Hub Makes Awards
  • Massachusetts Grant Program to Foster Offshore Wind Energy Skills
  • Island Institute to Manage SEAMaine Project
  • New Gear Marking Rules in Effect September 1
  • Maine Lobster Festival Lives on in Memories

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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