New Brunswick

Ready, go set! Lobster season opens in northern N.B.

The lobster season in northern New Brunswick opened Saturday morning. Fishermen headed out from wharves across the region to set their traps in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

The start of the lobster season captured in pictures, video

Lobster boats head out to sea through the Tabusintac gully at 6 a.m. Saturday. (Gail Harding/CBC)

The lobster season in northern New Brunswick officially opened at 6 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Fishermen headed out from wharves across the region to set their traps in area 23 in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

People gathered at MacEachern's Wharf in Tabusintac to watch the annual launch. 

Fishermen will set their allotted amount of traps Saturday and haul them Sunday, May 1, to provide lobster lovers with their first taste of fresh seafood for 2016.

Lobster season kickoff

Photos from Miramichi Bay

Fishing boats move into position to leave Tabusintac gully to the lobster fishing grounds Saturday morning. (Gail Harding/CBC)
The lights from fishing boats reflect on the water as fishermen wait patiently for the 6 a.m. start to lobster season. (Gail Harding/CBC)
Fishing boats line up before sunrise Saturday in Miramichi Bay, N.B. (Gail Harding/CBC)
Lobster fishermen wait for the clock to hit 6 a.m. Saturday before heading out to set their traps. (Gail Harding/CBC)

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.