"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


Jobs Available through Tradesmen International!

Marine Lobster Tank Operator
Experienced Lobster Tank Operator / Operations. Position includes Monitoring of lobsters along with shipping and receiving.   Lobster Pound or Lobsterman Experience Preferred. Position also pays per diem for those who qualify.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------Marine Lobster General Maintenance
In the Lobster Industry - land based lobster pound general maintenance individuals.
Experience working at Lobster pounds, lobster fisheries or other live seafood fisheries.
This is a General Maintenance position, involving all areas of lobster pound facilities maintenance.
Per diem provided for those who qualify.

Contact: Randy Nichols | Marine Field Representative
Tradesmen International
Cell: 207-213-5339 | Fax: 401-294-1546

Tradesmen offers Medical and Dental after 500 Hours which is about 3 months / 90 Days.

                                Paid Vacation after 1 year

                                401K Retirement.