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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’s Offshore Wind Plan Frustrates Fishermen
  • Massachusetts Offshore Wind Project Screeches to a Halt
  • Reflections of 2020 in the rear view mirror
  • 2020 – the year of challenges
  • Fishermen’s Forum Will Still Offer Student Scholarships in 2021
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Draft Whale Rules and Biological Opinion
  • Backlog at Federal Register May Slow New Rules
  • State Waters Seasonal Closure Proposed in Massachusetts
  • Three Right Whale Calves Seen Thus Far
  • Offshore Lobster Enforcement Turning to ROVS
  • Lobster Electronic Tracking Pilot Program
  • Offshore Wind Projects Fall Under Jones Act Provisions
  • Funds Help Maine Transition to 100% Harvester Reporting
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for January (as of 12/20/20)
  • Good-bye 2020: An End of the Year Wrap-up from DMR
  • DMR Struggling with Aquaculture Application Backlog
  • Hand and wrist injuries can be avoided
  • Groups Petition Department of Interior for New Closures
  • MSC Says Canada Lobster Fishing Poses Low Risk to Right Whales
  • Lower Catch Estimate Projected for 2021 Scallop Season
  • Massachusetts Lobstermen Facing New Rules
  • Federal Stimulus Bill Provides Additional Funds for Fisheries Sector
  • DMR Joins White Shark Research Effort
  • Vital Gulf Phytoplankton Survey Resumes
  • DMR Begins Maine Seafood Promotion Campaign
  • Stonington Lobsterman’s Tales of Hard Work, Community

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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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