Southeastern P.E.I. lobster fishers prep for spring setting day

Lobster fishers along P.E.I.’s southeastern coast voted to go back to their traditional spring start date this year, but they’re going to have to start early again. In 2023, for the first time, there were two opening days for P.E.I.’s spring lobster season. Setting day for boats on the Island’s South Shore came four days earlier than the traditional opening of April 30. Lobster Fishing Area 26A includes 365 boats from harbours along the southeastern coast of P.E.I., from Victoria up to Souris. The spring season for LFA 26A was supposed to open on Friday but has now been postponed until Saturday due to weather conditions. The change in dates in 2023 was proposed by the South Shore fishers for a couple of reasons, including avoiding the time of year when lobsters are in their reproductive stage. Photos, video, more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 10:49

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