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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:

  • Governor Announces Intent to Develop Offshore Wind Off Southern Maine
  • RODA Gives Fishermen Clout as Wind Developments Increase
  • Marketing campaign boosts Maine lobster
  • Maine Right Whale Court Case on Hold Until May
  • Massachusetts Proposes New Regulations to Protect Right Whales in State Waters
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Draft Whale Rules and Biological Opinion
  • Update on Right Whale Population
  • Right Whale Calving Season Underway
  • Offshore Wind Farm Proposed Off Southern Maine
  • Fishing Trip Leads to New Bait Source for Maine Lobstermen
  • A Success Story Takes Shape in Boothbay Harbor
  • Lease Application Status for December (as of 11/19/20)
  • MLA Statement on Gov. Mills’ Offshore Wind Announcement
  • EU Trade Deal on Lobster Nears Implementation
  • Mi’kmaw First Nations Gain Ownership of Clearwater Seafoods
  • Plankton Survey Returns
  • Nordic Aquafarms Clears State Permitting
  • Lobster Research Collaboration Comes to a Close
  • Lobster Stock Assessment Grim for Southern New England
  • Lobster Trap Trees Brighten the Season

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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