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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 Receives Federal Grant to Explore Offshore Wind Future
  • NOAA Estimates Only 366 Right Whales Alive
  • New scallop regulation supports small boat fleet
  • Despite Uncertain Start to Fishery’s Season, Lobster Rolls On
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Lobster Zones Tweak DMR Whale Plan Proposals to Adapt to Local Conditions
  • American Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment Results Positive for Gulf of Maine
  • Summary of Conservation Equivalency Proposals for Maine Lobster Zones (as of October 28, 2020)
  • Atlantic Menhaden Quota Set for 2021-2022
  • Herring Management Area 1A
  • DMR Update on Cares Act Funds
  • Seafood Trade Relief Program Application Deadline December 14
  • Keep a close eye on your daily sodium intake
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for November (as of 10/22/20)
  • $2.5 Million Investment to Grow Seafood E-Commerce
  • Indigenous Fishing Stirs Violence in Nova Scotia
  • Maine Fair Trade to Become Aquaculture Facility
  • New England Fisheries Management Council Passes 100% Monitoring Provision
  • Lobster Institute Associate Director Retires
  • Birds on Boats

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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