"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.


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.



Fishermen's Forum is celebrating 40 years!
The 2015 Forum will be held on March 5th, March 6th, & March 7th at the Samoset Resort.  Here is a list of EVENTS. We have applications available for our Scholarship Fund.
  See you at the forum!

Also at The Fishermen's Forum:

Tradesmen International - Marine Division
                           Email:  randall.nichols@tradesmeninternational.com
                           Cell:     (207) 213 - 5339

Tradesmen International Inc. -  Marine Division, provides
"Skilled Craftsmen, to the Maine Boat Building and Marine Industry - State Wide."

This Year, Tradesmen International, will be sharing  a Booth with the "Down East Lobstermen's Association" DELA,
at this years 2015 Fishermen's Forum @ the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine.

March 5th,       March 6th        March 7th 

Thursday          Friday                Saturday

3 – 5                  8:30 – 5             8:30 - 5

I look forward to meeting and discussing between season work, along with short and long term opportunities
within the Maine Marine Trades.

Currently, I am looking to hire individuals in Maine, with the following skill sets:-

* Fiber Glass Boat Building including spraying and mold building.
* Varnisher's and Painters
* Aluminum Fabricators
* S/S Fabricators
* Welders
* Joinery Back Ground
* Plank on Frame back ground.
* Composites
* Systems...Electrical and Mechanical.
* Marina Workers...removing shrink wrap, buffing hulls, painting bottoms etc...

Link to Tradesmens Marine Division...