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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:

  • Vineyard Wind 800-MW Offshore Wind Farm Approved, Fishermen’s Concerns Not Addressed
  • Learning About Careers in the Maine Lobster Industry
  • Lobster Now Nation’s Second Most Most Valuable Seafood
  • Federal Agencies Voice Reservations about Vineyard Wind Impacts
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • Right Whales – NMFS Report to Federal Court
  • New England Aqua Ventus I
  • Simple techniques to protect your knees
  • DMR Improves Access to Aquaculture Data
  • DMR Aquaculture Lease Application Status for June (as of 5/21/21)
  • Maine Fishermen’s Forum Doesn’t Let Pandemic Interfere with Scholarship Awards
  • Researchers Fabricate Super-Strong Lobster Underbelly
  • Growing Lobster in a Lab
  • China Lagging on Imports of Lobster
  • Pretty Rugged: True Stories From Women of the Sea
  • A Vibrant View 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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