About the Maine Aquaculture Association

Established in 1978, the Maine Aquaculture Association is the oldest aquaculture association in the U.S. We are a non-profit trade association that provides a unified voice for Maine’s aquaculture industry at the state, federal and international levels.

We support Maine’s aquatic farmers (including shellfish, finfish, & sea vegetable producers) in developing economically and environmentally sustainable businesses, in addition to promoting the benefits of aquaculture in the local food system and preserving Maine’s heritage of a vibrant working waterfront.

Our Mission

To work for the efficient production of food from Maine’s aquatic and marine environments;
To provide a channel for the exchange of information among aquaculturists and between aquaculturists and the public;
To suggest quality standards for aquaculture products;
To express opinion to the public and to the legislative branches of local, state, and federal governments on issues; and
To aid producers in the promotion of aquaculture products.