Seafood Industry News

PEI lobster harvesters in 26A vote to increase carapace size

November 29, 2017

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A vote taken by PEI lobster harvesters in area 26A, the Northumberland Strait, will likely ...
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Federal regulators will keep Maine shrimp fishery closed in 2018

November 29, 2017

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Regional fisheries managers voted Wednesday to keep Maine's commercial shrimp fishery closed for another year ...
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Maine lobster industry braces for impact of Canada’s sweet EU deal

November 29, 2017

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More than 1,700 fishing boats raced out of Nova Scotia ports before first light Tuesday ...
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Trump's trade policy is lifting exports. Of Canadian lobster.

November 12, 2017

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The elimination of European tariffs is "the single most challenging issue" for the American lobster ...
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Riverside lobster in Nova Scotia struggles to find workers

October 19, 2017

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Nova Scotia-based lobster processing plant, Riverside Lobster, is struggling to find workers. Frank Anderson, a ...
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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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Membership Information
for Maine Lobster Dealers' Association

Maine lobster boat

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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