"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.


Photo Credit: ms.akr

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


Downeast Lobstermen’s Association
Board of Director’s Meeting

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Jasper’s Restaurant
 Ellsworth – 6:00 p.m.

Business Meeting – Agenda Topics

Let’s Discuss our Bait for this year
Director’s area reports…prices, new shells
How is your Zone’s waiting list doing
DMR has sent the waiting list letter out – input?
How are the students doing? Do we need more
Junior Navigator programs in your area?
Open discussion – Concerns?

**Please let me know if you are attending.  If we do not have a quorum, we will need to re-schedule.  Many thanks!  Sheila207 322-1924 or 207 338-1406

All are Welcome!

Contact us at:  dassatt711@yahoo.com
207 338-1406/207 322-1924
P.O. Box 88 – Belfast, ME04915