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Warm Water Deaths

Osborne Burke

Many of us enjoyed this summer's warmer ocean waters but that increase in temperature was deadly for hundreds of thousands of lobsters.

They were being kept in boxes in the waters along the Cape Breton coast.

Lobster buyers were holding onto them while they tried to find someone to buy them at a fair price.

But that delay getting them to market proved costly for processors such as Osborne Burke.

He's the general manager of Victoria Co-op Fisheries and today he told this story to members of the Nova Scotia's legislature's standing Committee on Resources.

Listen audio (runs 2:30)