YARMOUTH -It was a slippery drive to Cape Forchu Lighthouse this morning between 5 and 6 a.m. but a legion of supporters braved the trip to see the lobster fishing fleet sail out of Yarmouth Harbour.
The Dumping Day send-off is an annual tradition at the lighthouse and those who attend are encouraged to bring lights to shine their support as the vessels, piled high with traps, set sail for the fishing grounds.
High winds on Monday (Nov. 27) delayed the start of the LFA 33/34 season by one day.
Lobster Fishing Area 34 in Southwest Nova Scotia covers 8,500 square miles, an area the size of New Jersey. It has the largest catches of Canada’s 41 lobster fishing areas, accounting for 40 percent of the country’s catch and 23 percent of North American landings.