"For the Fishermen, By the Fishermen."


DELA was formed by a small group of lobstermen in the Jonesport, Maine Area.  Since it's humble beginning, this association has become known state and nationwide.  Our membership includes lobstermen from Kittery to Eastport.  We also have members in the Atlantic States, such as New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  All of these lobstermen share the same interest and concerns about their fishery.  We also have Business Associate and Avid Supporter memberships from as far as the West Coast, such as Washington, state.


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Downeast Lobstermen’s Association (DELA)  represents Maine fishermen and their families to sustain traditional lobstering as it has been upheld for generations.  DELA is a qualified exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


DELA at 2016 Fishermen's Forum!

Thank you for a successful Maine Fishermen's Forum! Our Gang 👍 — with Ethan Turner, Sheila Dassatt, Michael Dassatt, Hilton Turner and Sklar-Junior Navigator


Next Lobster Zone C Council Meeting - Thurs., May 26th at 6 PM
Maine Department of Marine Resources sent this bulletin at 05/03/2016 06:11 PM EDT

Good evening,

At the last Zone C Meeting held on March 30, 2016, the Council did not take an affirmative action to send the limited entry survey, which would have closed the zone. The Council lost their quorum before such an action could be taken. Therefore, a new meeting was requested by the Council.

There wasn’t a quorum for the last meeting scheduled for April 14, 2016 and therefore, a new date has been set.

The next meeting of the Zone C Lobster Zone Council will be on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Deer Isle-Stonington High School Cafeteria.

Video conferencing will also be available at the: North Haven Community School and Vinalhaven School

There will be a discussion on the results of the Limited Entry Questionnaire and a Possible Vote.

Please see the attached draft agenda and the results of the Questionnaire.

DMR has created the attached informational document in response to questions that have been raised over the past several months how a Limited Entry Zone works. If anyone has additional questions that are not addressed by the document, please call me at 207-624-6596.