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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Antonia Pelletier, Programs and Development


Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance

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Publisher location

Kennebunk, Maine

Issue Number

3 & 4

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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 Lobstermen’s Association Raises Concern Over Fishery’s Future and Need for Better Data in Whale Rules
  • Maine Lobstermen Make Their Voices Heard
  • Proposed regulations place unfair burden on lobstermen
  • MLA Comments on Draft Biological Option
  • MLA Comments on NMFS’s Proposed Amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Maine Offshore Wind Floating Research Array
  • New England Aqua Ventus Gear Loss Form
  • MLA 67th Meeting Tackles Tough Topics
  • Outreach Meeting on Wind Array Leads to More Questions
  • First New England Wind Project in Federal Waters Moves Forward
  • New Lobstermen Carry on the V-Notch Legacy
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for March/April (as of 3/16/21)
  • New Product Incorporates Lobster Protein to Protect, Improve Skin
  • You can prevent shoulder injuries
  • Canada’s 2021 Right Whale Protections Similar to 2020
  • Right Whales Producing Many Calves this Year
  • Prospect Harbor Facility May Become Salmon Farm
  • Early Start to New Brunswick Snow Crab Season
  • Supreme Court Justice Expresses Reservations about National Monument Law
  • 2020 Lobster Landings and Value Stronger than Expected
  • The Colors of the Sea

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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