Seafood Industry News

Shadow markets mask the size of China’s demand for lobster

July 10, 2017

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The Chinese appetite for North American lobster is well known and getting bigger every year, ...
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Lobsters to Dollars: Participate in the Colby College/MLDA Economic Impact Study

June 14, 2017

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An Economic Analysis of the Lobster Distribution Supply Chain in Maine Maine's iconic lobster industry ...
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New rules aim to boost herring supply prized as lobster bait

May 8, 2017

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New rules aim to boost herring supply prized as lobster bait Quotas and limiting fishing ...
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Exporting seafood: With perishable products, time is money

May 1, 2017

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By Laurie Schreiber Maine seafood's global migration Moving seafood around the globe is a constant ...
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Membership Information
for Maine Lobster Dealers' Association

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The MLDA is an organization of Maine lobster dealers and other businesses and organizations who are concerned about the future of the Maine Lobster Industry.

MLDA membership is open to the following classes of members:

  1. Wholesale Dealer/Processor member: This is a voting membership and members must have a wholesale license to join at this level.
  2. Associate member: Including but not limited to independent wharves/co-ops, business sponsors and individuals. 

With an MLDA membership you may:

  • Receive our email newsletter to stay current with market conditions, industry happenings, research and policy
  • Contribute your ideas and recommendations on critical issues 
  • Be listed on and linked from our website.
  • Participate in MLDA membership meetings and the leadership of the industry

Voting rights are reserved for Maine lobster dealers and processors who join at the $2000 rate.

How to Become a MLDA Member

To become a member, please mail in a completed Membership Application Form, with payment for the appropriate membership category shown below.

2017 MLDA Annual Membership Rates

  • $2000 - Maine lobster wholesale dealers and processors (voting)
  • $500 - Associate members

MLDA Membership Application

Join MLDA to have your voice heard and stay informed about important issues affecting the Maine lobster and seafood industry.


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