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Eastern Cape Breton lobster season looking good despite rough start

Rough weather delayed the opening of the lobster fishing season off eastern Cape Breton and a nasty spring storm three days later destroyed hundreds of traps up and down the island’s Atlantic coast. Despite those setbacks and the financial cost of replacing traps that can cost up to $100 or more apiece, fishermen are likely to have a profitable season by the time it ends on July 17 thanks to high landings and fair prices, said Herb Nash, a lobster fisherman out of Glace Bay. “After the first week and a half and we got straightened away, the season has really been excellent,” he told Local Xpress. “It’s one of the best seasons ever.” The lobster season in eastern Cape Breton waters normally runs May 15 to July 15, but after two days of stormy weather at the beginning delayed the opening, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans agreed to extend the fishery the same amount. However, strong winds and heavy rains May 20 kept boats tied up and left beaches along the coast littered with traps, many containing lobsters that were unsalvageable. click here to read the story 12:11

Lobster season in eastern Cape Breton nears end

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2In eastern Cape Breton, also known as lobster fishing area 27, the two-month-long season comes to an end on Sunday. MacIntyre was at Mac’s Main-a-dieu Lobster on George Street in Sydney late Wednesday afternoon picking up the cooked crustacean for dinner with his girlfriend. “She’ll eat two, and I’ll probably eat three or four. Maybe make one for a sandwich for lunch tomorrow,” he said. Read more here 08:11