Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lobster Season off Southwest Nova Scotia Postponed Again Due to Bad Weather

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lobster Season off Southwest Nova Scotia Postponed Again Due to Bad Weather

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Fall lobster fishing season postponed again

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HALIFAX - The openings for Canada's largest and most lucrative lobster fisheries have been put off until later this week as harsh weather continue to churn through the Maritimes.

The federal Fisheries Department confirmed today that industry representatives from Lobster Fishing Area 33, which extends from Halifax to the southwestern tip of the province, have decided to open their season on Saturday at 7 a.m.

About 700 fishing boats are expected to dump their traps that day, unless the weather again turns foul.

In Lobster Fishing Area 34, which includes 970 boats that work the waters off the province's western edge, fishermen and federal officials decided today to put off their final decision until a conference call is held Thursday morning. …

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