Dumping Day

The first day of lobster fishing in Area 33 (along the south shore) in Nova Scotia is called Dumping Day. It’s the day the fishers  place their traps in the water. They begin at sunrise and carry load after load of heavy traps out into the coastal waters. It is back breaking work and it’s done aboard small boats that bob around on the waves like a crazy circus ride. Don’t ever complain about the price of lobster! This year Dumping Day  was December 1. Luckily, the waters were calm and the air was clear although it was cold. Here’s some of the action from Lower Prospect, about 20 min south of Halifax. Enjoy!

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