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Lobster season begins on the North Shore and in Cape Breton

empty wharf cape bretonTraps are being prepared and loaded onto boats by fisherman in northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton for the first day of their lobster season. “Feels great to get back at ‘er,” says Colin MacDonald.   At Ballantynes Cove, 20 minutes north of Antigonish, around a dozen fishermen like MacDonald were up before 5 a.m. getting ready. Read the rest here  11:55

The Blessing of the Fleet: Cape Breton fishermen pray as lobster season begins

Nova Scotia lobster fishermen and their families gathered on their boats in Main-a-Dieu on Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. “Protect our fishers during this fishing season and give them a bountiful catch,” Father Savarimuthu Rajasekar prayed. The ceremony is a tradition in many fishing communities. continued