Please choose your default site



This isn't the first time wind has gotten in the way of lobster fishing.

High winds delay the start of Nova Scotia's lobster season for the third year in a row

loading video...

Find Your Forecast
    Digital writers

    Monday, November 25, 2013, 5:56 PM -

    Good news for lobsters, bad news for fishermen.

    High winds from Halifax to Digby, Nova Scotia have put lobster season on hold in some places.

    The start of the season, which is referred to as Dumping Day, was scheduled to start on Monday -- but gale force winds up to 40 knots have forced some boats to remain tied up until at least Friday.

    This isn't the first time that wind has put fishing season on hold: The 2011 and 2012 seasons were held back due to strong winds as well.

    Typically, more than 1,000 boats containing between 250 and 375 traps mobilize on Dumping Day.

    Despite all the fishing, there are plenty of crustaceans in the sea. It's estimated that only 10% of the lobsters that encounter a trap actually enter it. Of that, about 4% are released back into the sea.

    Asteroid near misses prompt calls for closer watch on the skies
    There's nothing natural about 'toxic' fog
    Purr-fect events for feral cats

    Leave a Comment

    What do you think? Join the conversation.
    Default saved

    Search Location