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Melissa Waterman, Editor

Patrice McCarron, President

Sarah Paquette, Executive Assistant


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:

  • Voices of the Sea Gives a New Sound to Maine’s Fishing Communities
  • Lobstermen’s Union Leaves Too Many Questions Unanswered
  • Maine Lobster Promotion Council Springs into Action
  • "What the heck is water?"
  • Two young men, happy to be on the water
  • Global Climate Change and You: Warmer water and shell disease
  • Monique Coombs, Orrs Island
  • Underwater Video Gives New View of Sinking Groundline
  • MLA Directors Meeting Summary
  • MLA Talks with Russian Delegation
  • MLA Leadership Meet with Maine Delegation, Governor LePage
  • Climate Change Roundtable
  • Lobster Union Concerns
  • Lobster Zone Council Meetings
  • Marine Patrol Officer Honored for Professional Excellence
  • Bill Brennan
  • So You Want to Know: What is red tide and what harm can it do?
  • New Elver Bill Goes into Force
  • 2013 Shrimp Season a Dud
  • Maine Fair Trade Lobster Opening This Summer
  • The Prodigal Buoy Returns

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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