The massive cleanup and recovery operation to find the thousands of traps lost during post-tropical storm Fiona in September has only turned up a small number so far.
The Maritime Fishermen's Union is leading the cleanup taking place in LFA 25, a lobster fishing zone that takes in a good portion of the Northumberland Strait.
The union told Radio-Canada that 1,000 traps have been found so far.
Luc LeBlanc, fisheries adviser for the union, said the cleanup and recovery mission will be a long one.
He told CBC News back in September that about 42,000 traps were missing.
Each trap is worth about $300, so the loss is a major financial hit for the industry.
LeBlanc said he expects the operation to locate the missing traps could take up to two weeks.