Tag Archives: Area 27

Rough seas destroy traps, kill lobster in Cape Breton

The lobster season along some parts of the eastern shore of Cape Breton has taken a devastating turn after getting off to a good start last week. Rough seas caused by heavy north winds damaged hundreds of traps, washing many ashore, according to people in the industry. “It was unreal,” said Glace Bay fisherman Herb Nash, who described it as the worst destruction of fishing gear he has witnessed since the 1970s. He was particularly upset by what he saw along the shoreline between Donkin and Port Morien. “When we walked the beach there were all kinds of spawning lobsters dead on the beach, lobsters broke apart,” he said. click here to read the story 21:34

Lobster season off to excellent start in eastern Cape Breton

The opening day of lobster season along the eastern side of Cape Breton is being described as perfect. “So far, so good,” said Merrill MacInnis, who fishes out of Little River Harbour along the North Shore. “Hopefully the conditions will stay great, that’s the big thing. It all depends on the weather.” The season in Area 27, which extends from Bay St. Lawrence down to Forchu, was delayed this year due to bad weather. It was to have opened on Saturday, but fishermen didn’t set their traps until Wednesday. They hauled them the next day. Click here to read the story 18:58