Ryan Post will discuss the life of a lobsterman following the monthly business meeting of the Mid-coast branch of the American Association of University Women on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library. Co-sponsored by the library, the meeting is free and open to the public.

Post, a resident of Rockland, is a fourth-generation lobsterman. His family owns and operates a lobster business off an island between Port Clyde and Matinicus.

The Maine lobster is an iconic symbol of the state, and one of its most flourishing industries, recovering after dire predictions of the failure of the lobster population. The industry has been self-regulated for the past 10 years and Post attributed this revival to conservation practices that require fishermen to identify and throw back to the sea egg-bearing females and undersized male lobsters.

To profile the lives of the people in this profession, and the processes that pull lobsters, known as “bugs,” from the bottom of the sea to place them on a dinner plate, Post has produced an informational and educational film titled “Maine Buggin: A Year in the Life of a Lobsterman.”

On his boat he shows the setting down of the traps, features lobsters up close, demonstrates tackle, discusses bait and the economics of marketing, and elaborates on the tensions that arise when the invisible lines of fishing territory are crossed. The finale of the film is the Maine Lobster Festival.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization advocating equity and education for girls and women. Its Midcoast branch, which welcomes new members, sponsors annual student scholarships through The Maine Literary Festival project held each November at the Camden Opera House. For more information visit maineliteraryfestival.com.