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Monday, 29 August 2016

Lobster in season

All along the south shore of Prince Edward Island, lobster fishers are busy as they have been for the last several weeks. Their turn has arrived. Fishers on the north shore fished lobster in the spring into summer. 

 
                                      Lobster traps in Darnley Basin on the north shore after the season closed

Now the south coast fishers are away each day, weather permitting, to check their traps and turn their catch into cash.

The morning the lobster fishery opened on the south shore, my friend, Jodi Arsenault was at one wharf at sunrise to watch fishers head out to set their traps. She took these pictures.

 

The boats were low in the water, laden with the tools of the trade. 

 

I look at this scene with admiration, knowing how dangerous this work can be and how hard it is. It makes me appreciate lobster for more than the taste.

 

Thank you for the pictures, Jodi. They are beautiful!

24 comments:

  1. I love lobster, but I don't eat it very often because it's so expensive. Now I'm beginning to know why! :-)

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    1. We had two south shore lobsters last week and it cost $20.00 which was a good price. We bought them at the market. The fishers don't get that much for sure.

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    1. And safe. It seems there are always tragedies.

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  3. Lobster is very expensive in Japan too. I can remember how many times I ate lobster in my life!
    I am pleased to visit you again. Have a good new week.

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    1. Welcome back Tomoko. I look forward to your first post back after the summer break.

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  4. It's nice to see the ongoing cycle of the seasons.

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    1. It is. The creatures of the sea have seasons too.

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  5. Ships and the sea. Scary and Beautiful.

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    1. So true! The beauty of the scene is striking until you think of its meaning.

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  6. Bless them with safety. and a good harvest. Interesting their boats look so different to me from the crab boats here on the coast of WA state. Even loaded much lower in the water

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    1. These boats were new to me as well, very wide with low sides, even before they have cargo.

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  7. What a beautiful start to the day/season.
    I wish them safe travels and luck.

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    1. It was such a beautiful scene! Safe journey and great catch!

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  8. Jodi's pictures are fantastic capturing the moment. Sarah x

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  9. Hi! I visited here the other day but forgot to comment on how nice Jodi's pictures are and I love to see the sea and boats! So refreshing. And neat how they go out with all those traps for the lobsters. Andrea

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    1. Jodi's photos are great. She captured the event perfectly!

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  10. That is certainly impressive! While I was on the island I remember seeing the dry traps at the place where the ferry came in.

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    1. That's the south coast fishery there too. It is busy this time of year.

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  11. I agree with schmidleysscribblins - Scary and Beautiful.

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  12. For me lobster is a delicacy. I don't have it often but I thoroughly enjoy it when I do.

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  13. We have it several times a year. Our last two lobsters cost $20.00. We really like the lobsters this time of year. Delicious!

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