‘Tis the season in southwestern Nova Scotia! Fishermen gearing up for Nov. 30 start of lobster fishery

Unless delayed by weather, the lobster season in lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 – which takes in all of Yarmouth County and parts of Shelburne and Digby counties – wll kick off the last Monday of November. This year the opening day falls on Nov. 30. Opening day is also known as dumping day. It’s the day that captains and their crews leave wharfs at 6 a.m. in this fishing district to dump their traps at sea – hoping for good catches when they haul them back up. There are around 980 licence holders in LFA 34. With boats weighed down with hundreds of traps,,, Read the rest here 13:24