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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:

  • NMFS Calls for Deeper Cuts Over Ten Years to Protect Whales: Right Whales will Continue to Decline Unless Other Actions Taken
  • Industry Increasingly Concerned Over State’s Wind Plan
  • Marketing flexibility remains fundamental in 2021
  • Governor Mills Continues Push for Offshore Wind, Offers Moratorium in State Waters
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Proposed Whale Rule Conservation Measures
  • Massachusetts Launches ‘Ropeless’ Fishing Gear Feasibility Study
  • Helping the Hungry and Maine Fishermen as Well
  • Pandemic Takes Toll on Nation’s Fishing Industries
  • Fishermen’s Forum Plans Virtual Events Throughout 2021
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for February (as of 1/22/21)
  • Offshore Wind Farms and Unequivocal ‘No’
  • Dealing with lower back pain
  • Stimulus Includes New Aid for the Seafood Industry
  • Too Darn Hot
  • Environmental Groups Sue to Slow Ships to Protect Whales
  • Maine Congressional Delegation Pushes for Trucking Exemption for Lobster
  • EU Lobster Tariffs Removed
  • Wind Farms Off Long Island to Increase in Size
  • Plastic Waste Mitigation Bill Passed into Law
  • Spiky Sea Urchin Newest Entrant into Maine’s Aquaculture Sector
  • New Law Gives Funding to Train Young Fishermen

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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