P.E.I.'s spring lobster season set to open Tuesday morning

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P.E.I.'s spring lobster season generally runs until the end of June. (Brian McInnis - image credit)
P.E.I.'s spring lobster season generally runs until the end of June. (Brian McInnis - image credit)

Spring lobster seasons in parts of all three Maritimes provinces are set to open on Tuesday.

The decision came after the Lobster Advisory Committee met with DFO Sunday morning.

The seasons for Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 23 in northeastern New Brunswick, LFA 24 in northern P.E.I. and LFA 26A in southeastern P.E.I. and northern Nova Scotia were originally scheduled to start April 30, but were delayed due to poor weather.

"Safety is paramount," Ian MacPherson, executive director of the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association, said in an email Sunday morning.

This map shows the locations of Lobster Fishing Area 24, covering the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, and Lobster Fishing Area 26A, stretching from Souris in the northeast to Victoria in south-central P.E.I.
This map shows the locations of Lobster Fishing Area 24, covering the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, and Lobster Fishing Area 26A, stretching from Souris in the northeast to Victoria in south-central P.E.I.(DFO)

LFA 26A, shown in the map above, will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday. After a Monday morning weather call, LFA 24 was confirmed for an opening at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The seasons generally run until the end of June.

MacPherson said any decisions on extending the season to make up for the lost days will be made at a later date.

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