Bad Weather Delays N.B. Lobster Season


BAY OF FUNDY, N.B. — Heavy rains are the culprit for the Bay of Fundy’s delayed fall lobster season.

According to a recent article in the Telegraph-Journal, the Fundy North Fishermen’s Association and Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association decided on Monday to hold off on fishing until the high winds and heavy rains abate. Though a spokesperson told the Journal winds can affect one fisherman and not another, all fishing parties must remain docked in the event of bad weather.

“We know weather can play a big part in whether [boats] able to set or not,” Maria Recchia, the director of the Fundy North Fishermen’s Association, told CBC News. “And, it’s particularly dangerous on setting day, because the boats are piled high with traps, so they’sre not as stable.”

According to CBC, Recchia admitted the fishing delay could make the season difficult, as fishermen will lose out on the first few days, when catches tend to be abundant.


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