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The Maine Lobster Community Alliance (MLCA) joins the lobster industry in the sadness of the juvenile right whale that NMFS has attributed to the Maine fishery.

Entanglement in Maine gear is extremely rare, and this is the first death attributed to the fishery.

Maine lobstermen have made significant changes to how they fish over the last 25 years and will remain committed to finding a solution to ensure a future for right whales and Maine’s lobster fishery.

Protecting the Future & Preserving the Past of Maine's Lobstering Industry.

The Maine lobster industry serves as a model for sustainable fisheries around the world. The Maine Lobster Community Alliance (MLCA) serves as an educational and charitable organization serving both fishermen and the general public who feel a strong affinity for this historic fishery and its people.

 

The MLCA was formed in 2010 by lobster community stakeholders who pulled together with four goals: 

  • Fight to preserve Maine's lobster industry.

  • Educate the public about Maine’s lobstering heritage.

  • Reinforce scientific research that furthers sustainability.

  • Support distressed fishing families and their community.

These programs have expanded over time to include conservation, leadership programs and continuing education, including a monthly newspaper, "Landings."

 

The MLCA’s mission is to foster thriving coastal communities and preserve Maine’s lobstering heritage. MLCA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which achieves its charitable mission through programs in education, research and charity.

FIGHT

To preserve Maine's lobster industry.

educate

The public about Maine’s lobstering heritage.

SCIENCE & data

Reinforce scientific research that furthers sustainability.

SUPPORT

Helping fishing families and their community.

LANDINGS

News & Views from Maine's Lobstering Community

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The Maine lobster industry’s heritage and stewardship practices serve as a model for sustainable fisheries around the world. The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance serves to educate the public about Maine’s lobstering heritage, support scientific research to further the industry’s conservation ethic and stewardship of ocean resources, and to provide charity to distressed fishing families.

The MLCA’s mission is to foster thriving coastal communities and preserve Maine’s lobstering heritage. MLCA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which achieves its charitable mission through programs in education, research and charity. Your donation to the MLCA is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

To mail a donation, make check payable to MLCA, PO Box 315, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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Working Waterfront Support Fund

The impact of January's storms on Maine's working waterfront is currently beyond comprehension. The devastation occurred rapidly, yet the reconstruction process will likely span years.

To provide a space for people to donate, Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and in partnership, the Maine Lobster Community Alliance & Maine Lobstermen's Association are asking for donations to a specific campaign that will be utilized to provide resources and support to fishing businesses and working waterfronts that suffered damages due to the storms. 

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