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IN PHOTOS: P.E.I. lobster fishers head out on setting day following delay

Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore.
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford

P.E.I. fishers hit the water early this morning to set their lobster traps. 

The season finally opened on May 15 following a two-week delay due to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) pandemic.

A fisher works inside the cabin of his boat in North Rustico before the official opening of the spring lobster season on Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
A fisher works inside the cabin of his boat in North Rustico before the official opening of the spring lobster season on Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford

Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
Lobster fishing boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning, opening the spring lobster season on the North Shore. - Nathan Rochford
People wave as lobster fishers leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
People wave as lobster fishers leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
Tatiana Zharkikh and her daughter Aya Abdoh watch as lobster boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
Tatiana Zharkikh and her daughter Aya Abdoh watch as lobster boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
People watch from the breakwater as lobster boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford
People watch from the breakwater as lobster boats leave North Rustico harbour early Friday morning. - Nathan Rochford

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