One for the Ages
Unprecedented Lobster Season Ends in Southwest Nova
You might say that the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia has worn out its welcome this year.
“Enough is enough,” said one fisherman as he tied up at the Clark’s Harbour wharf to offload gear on May 28.
Prevailing foul weather throughout the spring coupled with a low shore price and little in the traps had many fishermen in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34 landing their gear ahead of the May 31 closing ...
Optimistic Outlook for Upcoming Southwest Nova Lobster Fishery
Above Photo: Cape Sable Island lobster harvester Janaya Nickerson offloads crates from a truck. This will be Nickerson’s fourth lobster season aboard Every Last Cent, captained by her father Herbie. “I love it,” she said. “I used to go when I was a kid banding and decided to get into it because I really enjoy it. I have a passion for it.” Kathy Johnson photos
The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather ...
Lobster Season Ends in Southwest Nova
Above: Lobster fishing balloons are loaded onto a truck at the Lower East Pubnico wharf at the end of the LFA 34 lobster season. Kathy Johnson photos
It is officially a wrap for the 2018/19 commercial lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia.
The season closed in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 on May 31. This is followed by the season end in Bay of Fundy LFAs 36, 37 and 38 on June 29. The LFA 35 fishery closes on July 31.
“Overall it was a decent spring,” said Bernie ...
Lobster Catches Stay Decent Throughout Winter Fishery in Southwest Nova
Season Challenging One for Buyers
Aside from the weather, the winter lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 hasn’t been too bad, with catches strong when the fishing boats could get out.
“The weather has been horrible. There’s been a lot of wind,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, but “when the guys get out the catches are decent” in most areas. “Everybody’s looking forward to spring breaking.”
Lockeport buyer Mike ...