Become a Member

Become a MAA Member

You can become a Grower Member or an Infrastructure Member. Read the details below!

Become A Grower Member

Becoming a member of the Maine Aquaculture Association offers numerous benefits to aquaculture farmers. Membership provides access to a wealth of resources, including technical assistance, business planning, regulatory guidance, and communications support.

We serve as a unified voice for the industry, advocating for policies and regulations that promote responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices. By actively engaging with government agencies, policymakers, and the public, the MAA ensures that the interests of aquaculture farmers are represented and protected.

In addition to advocacy, the MAA provides invaluable resources and support to its members. Through workshops, training programs, and educational materials, the association equips farmers with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving industry.

The MAA also facilitates networking opportunities, fostering collaboration among farmers, researchers, and industry experts to drive innovation and best practices. By joining the MAA, aquaculture farmers become part of a supportive community that is committed to their success.

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. Apply for membership today using our simple online application. (link to membership application)

As a member of MAA, you receive:

• A full-time professional staff ready to serve your business needs
• Advocacy for your business at the state & federal levels
• Exclusive access to our Membership Newsletter which includes event notifications, job postings, business resources, news, webinars & special announcements
• Business planning & support
• Access to best management practices (BMPs)
• Crop insurance consulting
• Opportunities to showcase your products in trade shows


Membership fees are tax-deductible and vary depending on farm acreage. We also offer prorated memberships for those who join in the middle of the fiscal year. For a full breakdown of MAA membership dues, click here.

Become An Infrastructure Member

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.

Basic Infrastructure – $700 tax-deductible donation

  • Your logo and link to your website included on our Featured Members page
  • Exclusive access to our membership newsletter which includes event notifications, job postings, business resources, webinars & special announcements
  • Your logo and website link included in 1 membership newsletter

Pioneer – $1,500 tax-deductible donation

Everything included in the Basic Membership, plus:

  • Your promotional materials featured at conferences & trade shows MAA attends
  • A table about our Annual General Meeting
  • Your logo and website link included in 1 additional membership newsletter

Visionary – $5,000 tax-deductible donation

Everything included in the Pioneer Membership, plus:

  • A personal introduction to and tour of two MAA member operations of your choice
  • 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 logo and a link to your site in the membership newsletter for the entire year