LFA 25 Could See “Record Year” of Catches, MFU Reports
With the lobster fishing area (LFA) 25 fishery well underway, reports from both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are reporting strong catches so far.
The season, which runs from August 11 to October 14, 2023, has had a record-setting start, according to Martin Mallet, the Executive Director of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU).
“Like any fishing season, you have to wait until the end to really make a good analysis of the season, but from what I’m hearing, this has been a ...
LFA 25 Lobster Fishery Started Off Poorly, Fiona Only Made Things Worse
The opening of the lobster fishing area (LFA) 25 season between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick kicked off on a bad footing this year.
Due to poor weather conditions, the opening of the season was delayed two days. The original season was supposed to run from August 9 to October 10, with an updated scheduling of August 11 to October 12.
On top of the delayed start to the season, post-tropical storm Fiona threw another wrench into the gears for harvesters this season. Many boats, ...
LFA 25 Harvesters Pleased With 2016 Season
High Prices, Strong Demand and Great Weather Leave Little Room for Complaints
Lobster harvesters from Prince Edward Island are reporting a successful fall season in LFA 25.
Reports say prices are up as much as 20 per cent over last year — there was excellent weather with few days lost to high winds and though accurate catch data had yet to be tabulated as of the writing of this article, estimates put the overall tonnage on par with last season.
“There have definitely been some ...
LFA 25 Fishery Underway
The fall lobster season got underway yesterday in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 under good weather and calm seas.
“I want to wish all fishers in LFA 25 a safe and prosperous fall fishing season in the Northumberland Strait,” said Prince Edward Island Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac.
“The last number of years, Prince Edward Island has recorded strong landings and shore prices and it is my hope that we will see continued success throughout this year’s fall fishery....