An inside look at the first haul of Quebec snow crab season

Captain Bertrand Desbois sets off aboard the Dauphin III from the Port of Matane at 5 a.m., eager to check in on the first Quebec snow crab traps of the season, launched the night before. Radio-Canada journalist Maxime Corneau accompanied the crew of seven on their first fishing expedition of 2018 and documented what he saw. A few minutes out, the boat comes up alongside two pink buoys announcing the kilometre-long line where some 20 traps are sunk. “It’s a strong start, like last year,” says Desbois as the traps are raised out of the water by a winch. >click to read<12:04

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