Monday, November 29, 2010


One of the most lucrative fishing seasons in the Atlantic region opens today off the southern coast of Nova Scotia.

Roughly 1,700 lobster licence-holders can set their traps in an area stretching from Digby County, around to the South Shore and to Halifax.
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the lobster fishery in areas 33 and 34 produced landings last year worth about $215 million.
Most of the lobster is exported to the United States.
The department notes that stepped-up security along the Canada-U.S. border has caused significant delays in lobster shipments in recent years.
The department says those delays could be reduced if fishermen and shippers ensure their lobster meets all the Canadian fishery regulations and U.S. entry requirements.