Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lobster Season off Southwest Nova Scotia Postponed as Rough Weather Moves In

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lobster Season off Southwest Nova Scotia Postponed as Rough Weather Moves In

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Fall lobster fishing season postponed

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HALIFAX - With the weather forecast predicting an ugly mix of wind, snow and rain well into the week, officials decided Monday to further delay the start of the lucrative lobster fishing season off southwestern Nova Scotia.

The season was supposed to start Monday, but industry associations that represent the region's 6,000 lobster fishermen decided Saturday to delay the start and then make a decision on how to proceed on Monday.

An industry spokesman said Monday federal and industry officials have decided to wait until Wednesday morning to determine what to do.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, saying a low-pressure system will bring rain and strong easterly winds to Nova Scotia on Tuesday, and then a more intense system is forecast to churn out strong northeasterly winds, rain and snow on Wednesday night and into Thursday. …

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