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The spring lobster season is highly anticipated by fishers and diners alike and this year’s setting day was scheduled for April 29 but was delayed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans due to the inclement weather. Photographer Brian McInnis shared some of last year’s photos with us. He was onsite in North Rustico and Covehead Harbour in 2018 for…

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Fishing boats leaving the harbour to set their lobster traps

Setting Day

The long-anticipated lobster season opens May 1st Setting Day is upon us. For generations, Island fishermen have taken to the waters after months of preparation to set their first traps for lobster season. On Setting Day, which is May 1st in most parts of the Island, captains and their crews assemble on the wharf before anxiously boarding their comically weighed-down…

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