Become a Member

For Growers

As one of Maine’s aquatic growers, the Maine Aquaculture Association has much to offer you. First, MAA is a network of people who face many of the same challenges you do on the water, with the banks, with the legislature and government agencies, and in the marketplace. Through MAA, our common needs become the industry position.

As a member of MAA, you receive:
• A full-time professional staff ready to serve your business needs
• Advocacy for your business needs at the state & federal levels
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements
• Business planning & support
• Editing & distribution support for press releases
• Access to best management practices (BMPs)
• Marketing services (social media advertising, etc.)
• Crop insurance consulting
• Opportunities to showcase your products in trade shows
• Notifications of seminars, meetings, and conferences
• A copy of our by-laws and guiding principles for responsible aquaculture in Maine
• A comprehensive membership “starter kit” including information on financial support, business planning services, and other tools

Note: Membership fees are tax-deductible and vary depending on farm acreage.

Private Individual – $80
Private individuals without an aquaculture business can be members, too! For only $80 annually, receive special discounts & promotions with our infrastructure partners, an aquaculture info packet, legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements from MAA!

For Infrastructure Companies

We all share a common interest in seeing the development and prosperity of new and existing aquaculture businesses in Maine. MAA provides a number of direct benefits to infrastructure companies whose customers include aquatic farmers.

Partners Program
All infrastructure members are encouraged to participate in our partners program. In this program, we distribute information to growers about your products or services and highlight a discount that you offer to our members. The distribution materials emphasize your support of the aquaculture sector and ask members to use you as a preferred vendor.

Visionary Member – $10,000 tax-deductible donation
• A personal introduction to and tour of two MAA member operations of your choice
• 12 months as lead banner advertising on our website
• Free direct mailings of your promotional material to our members
• Guest speaker spot at our annual meeting or conference of your choice
• A personal consultation with MAA executive director on business development and market opportunities for your company and its products
• Your promotional materials featured at four conferences or trade shows at which MAA is an exhibitor
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements

Pioneering Member – $5,000 tax-deductible donation
• 12 months of banner advertising on our website
• Free direct mailing of your promotional material to our members
• Your promotional materials featured at three conferences or trade shows at which we exhibit
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements

Sustaining Member – $2,500 tax-deductible donation
• 9 months of banner advertisement on our website
• Free direct mailing of your promotional material to our members
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements

Partner – $1,500 tax-deductible donation
• 6 months of banner advertisement on our website
• Free direct mailing of your promotional material to our members
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements

Basic Infrastructure – $700 tax-deductible donation
• 3 months of banner advertisement on our website
• Free direct mailing of your promotional material to our members
• Legislative alerts, event notifications, & special announcements