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Kristan Porter


**Kristan Porter** is a lobsterman who serves as the president of the Maine Lobstermen's Association. He is a longtime member of the MLA, having previously served as Vice President and board member. He was a founding member of the Downeast Draggermen’s Association, served on Maine’s Sea Urchin Zone Council, and is a scallop adviser to the New England Fishery Management Council. Porter also is president of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum board of directors. He is an advocate for whale entanglement caused by fishing gear and works with scientist to test new gear with the aims of reducing entanglements. Photo: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/fvwhitneyashley "Kristan Porter | Twitter")