Nova Scotia Lobster Season Opens with First Haul Back at Midnight Tonight
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton Nov 29, 2016
The largest Canadian lobster season, in Southwest Nova Scotia LFA 33 and 34, is underway. Crews left to dump pots early this morning. The first haul backs are allowed at midnight tonight.
Dumping Day is considered the most dangerous time of the season as traps are tossed into the water from a moving boat. Fishermen have to be careful not to be caught in ropes attached to the traps or they will be pulled overboard. Some boats carry as many as 375 pots stacked on the deck. Others make multiple trips to set their gear...
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