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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:

  • Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Bruce Fernald, Isleford
  • Maine Climate Report Forecasts Changes in Coming Years
  • A Look Back at 2018
  • New energy, new tactics for MLMC in 2019
  • The time for studies is over. Now is the time for action.
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association Update
  • 2018 was a productive year for Marine Patrol
  • West Coast Fishermen Sue Oil Companies for Climate Change Damages
  • People of the Coast: Sonny Willey IV, Spruce Head
  • Healthy ways to cope with stress
  • Stonington Gets a New Marine Patrol Boat
  • Government Approves Seismic Testing Along East Coast; Conservation Groups Sue
  • Lobster Remains Most Valuable U.S. Species
  • Biodegradable Plastic from Lobster Shells
  • Large Lobster Restaurant Planned for Portland Waterfront
  • Working Waterfront Grant Program Accepting Applications

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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