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Lobster fishing season opens in Nova Scotia

Key Takeaway:

  • Nova Scotia’s lobster fishing season opened early today in the two most lucrative fishing places in Canada.
  • The event off southwestern Nova Scotia is called “dumping day,” as thousands of lobster traps will be dumped in the water in the days ahead.

Nova Scotia’s lobster fishing season opened early today in the two most lucrative fishing places in Canada.

The event off southwestern Nova Scotia is called “dumping day,” as thousands of lobster traps will be dumped in the water in the days ahead.

Hundreds of boats set sail for the fishing areas known as LFA 34 and LFA 33 that extend from Halifax on the Atlantic coast to Digby, on the Bay of Fundy.

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Nova Scotia generated a $1.5-billion value of Canada’s lobster harvest in 2019.

More than half of the 3,000 lobster fishing licenses in the Maritimes are held by the fishing firm in Nova Scotia.

Lobster fishing has been the spine of the Maritimes’ inshore fishing firm for 20 years, supporting about 7,500 direct jobs.

Source-CTV News

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