These Lobster Rope Coasters are made with reclaimed lobster rope. With a federal water fishing ban imposed limiting the use of float rope on ground trawls (the lines on the ocean floor between the traps), the lobstering industry has changed drastically here in Maine. Due to this federal mandate, lobstermen now use a mixture of both float rope and sink rope. Although sink rope is much safer for marine life, it is unfortunately on average twice as expensive as its predecessor (float rope) and is only about 25% as durable. That is how reclaiming and recycling used lobster rope began so that it wouldn’t end up in a landfill where it would most likely end up!
A major part of this family business consists of creating environmentally friendly products that bring a small piece of Maine into your home! All of these lobster rope coasters are handmade from 100% RECLAIMED Maine lobster rope used by lobstermen. Often times, what ends up on our store shelves was just harvested out of the Atlantic Ocean just a few days prior to arriving at your home!