Lobster season delayed in Halifax-Digby zones

The start of the lobster season has been postponed in two Nova Scotia fishing zones because of bad weather.

Fishing seasons for Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34 will start Friday

The start of the lobster season has been postponed in two Nova Scotia fishing zones because of bad weather.

Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34 span the waters off Halifax around the southern coast to Digby. They're considered the most lucrative lobster grounds in the province.

It was originally supposed to start Monday. 

Two conference calls Sunday morning determined the forecast made it too dangerous to set up the traps. The season is now scheduled to start Friday.

Frank Quinn, director of the area for the Department of Fisheries and Ocean, said it was too dangerous "given the forecast of high winds and high seas from Environment Canada."

"The priority is the safety of the men," he said.

There will be another call Wednesday in case the forecast changes. The season lasts for six months.

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