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Another Lobster Season in the Books

(Above) Lobster fishermen Adrian Comeau (right) and Jason LeBlanc offload lobster traps from the Ella & Jace at the wharf in Meteghan, Digby County, in the final days of the LFA 34 season. Kathy Johnson photos Harsh Weather Had Major Impact on Southwest Nova Fishery The pots are now ashore in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34. This marks the end of a season where the weather has hampered fishing efforts, including a one-day delay in the scheduled season opening of November ...

King of the Crustaceans

Prolific and unprecedented record catches of Homarus Americanus appear to be the norm, for now, in the Maritimes. Everyone is aware of how much the Eastern Canadian lobster industry has grown and prospered in recent years. But it is not until the numbers are broken down, does one actually see how this always lucrative fishery has grown exponentially — especially over the last decade. A myriad of eye-opening, jaw-dropping lobster statistics were recently presented by Fisheries and Oceans ...

Windy Weather Impacting Southwest N.S. Lobster Season

Above photo: Extra lines hold fishing boats safe and sound at the Clark’s Harbour wharf in the wake of a nor’easter that brought hurricane force winds and full tide storm surges to southwestern Nova Scotia in early January. Kathy Johnson photo Two winter storms packing hurricane force winds, combined with smaller gales, have been keeping lobster fishermen ashore more than on the water in southwestern Nova Scotia this winter. But when they do get out, “the catches have been ...

Lobster Landings Solid in LFAs 33 and 34

Above photo: Woods Harbour fisherman Sandy Goreham carries a trap while loading the Theresa and Cole at the Lower Woods Harbour wharf. Halifax Airport Gears Up for Busy Cargo Season The lobster season is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia, with solid landings, a strong shore price and firm market conditions during the opening month. The season opened on November 28 after a one-day weather delay for the close to 1,700 fishing vessels in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34. ...

Lobster Season About to Kick Off in Southwest Nova

Above photo: Fishermen bait lobster traps on the Clark’s Harbour wharf on dumping day in 2016. The commercial lobster fishery in LFAs 33 and 34 was scheduled to open on Nov. 27. Kathy Johnson photo LFA 35 Opening Offers Hope for Good Start in LFAs 33-34 Strong landings, a shore price of $6.50/pound and a “decent quality” catch in the Upper Bay of Fundy had lobster fishermen in Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34 optimistic for another good season as they readied for the scheduled ...

Bycatch Data Collection Key Focus at Lobster Forum

The implementation of a bycatch data collection system for Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33, 34 and 35 by the 2018/19 harvest season was a key focus at the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia Lobster Forum in Yarmouth. Hosted by the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, the Coldwater Lobstermen’s Association and the Scotia Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, more than 100 fishermen from all three LFAs attended the forum, which dealt with ...

LFA 33-34 Lobster Prices All Over the Map

The talk on the wharves prior to the opening of the lobster fishery in LFA 33-34 on Nov. 28 was that things would be different this year regarding price. Last year’s benign weather conditions allowed some harvesters to operate every day for the first 28 of the season. Everything was sold at a decent price, including lower grade stuff, from opening day with prices topping off in some niches at $15/pound in February. How things have changed. With February on the cusp, most harvesters ...

Valuable and Lucrative LFA 33-34 Season Kicks Off

Nor’easters are not a fishermen’s friend, especially on dumping day of the lobster fishery. One was predicted to visit the weekend leading up to November 28, the day when over 1,600 lobstermen from Eastern Passage, Halifax County, to Digby, Nova Scotia, were due to set over half a million lobster pots to usher the beginning of the winter season in LFA 33-34. The storm veered more to the north than predicted and most of the key lobster sites in the areas were spared near hurricane ...

Asian Markets Could Lead to Record Opening Day Prices in LFA 33-34

The lobster fishery in LFA (lobster fishing area) 33-34 closed on a very high note at the end of May with harvesters receiving $6/pound for their catch, the same amount paid at the opening of the season in late November 2015 a far cry from the $3.25/pound earned just a few short years ago. And if landings in LFA 35 (southeastern part of New Brunswick and an area from Digby back to the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia in the Bay of Fundy) are any indication, the fishing season which opens Nov. 29, ...

LFA 33-34 Dumping Day Delayed

Nor’easters are not a fishermen’s friend, especially on dumping day of the lobster fishery. One was predicted to visit the weekend leading up to Nov.28, the day when over 1,600 lobstermen from Eastern Passage,  Halifax County, to Digby, Nova Scotia, were due to set over half a million lobster pots to usher the beginning of the winter season in LFA 33-34. The storm veered more to the north than predicted and most of the key lobster sites in the areas were spared near hurricane-force ...