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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 Fishermen Unite in Rally Against Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Lobstermen Face Uncertain Future Together
  • The cost of cutting access to healthy fisheries
  • Lobstermen Deeply Troubled by Proposed Whale Regulations
  • DMR Lobster Surveys Give Picture of the Future
  • MLA Opposes Offshore Wind Development
  • Biden Administration OSW Announcement
  • Governor Mills Speaks at United States Climate Alliance
  • Department of Interior Reverses Finding Favoring of Fishing Interests
  • Offshore Wind Fisheries Working Group Meeting (March 31) – Questions and Answers
  • Monhegan Cable Survey Complete
  • 2021 Right Whale Calving Season a Notable Success
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for May (as of 4/21/21)
  • All lobstermen will be affected by wind energy array
  • In a pandemic year, science and relationships matter
  • MLMC Steps up for Maine’s Lobster Industry
  • Fishermen Speak Out at Augusta Rally Against Offshore Wind Initiatives
  • Battle Begins Over Who Can Work on Offshore Wind Energy Projects
  • Listening for Sharks
  • Can Oyster Shells De-acidify Clam Flats?
  • Scientist Nominated to Head NOAA
  • Lobster Goes Glamorous
  • DMR Spring Trawl Survey Begins May 3
  • Lobster Boat Races Return with a Roar!

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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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