Lobster catches are up in all ports of the archipelago according to preliminary data transmitted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the end of the third week of the season.
However, the increase in catches varies greatly from one location to another, ranging from 2 to 87% depending on the sector and the period.
The fishermen of Grosse-Ile, Pointe-aux-Loups and Millerand experienced the greatest increases in week 3, with catches more than 80% higher than the volumes caught at the same period in 2021.
The cumulative value of the landings is estimated at more than $50 million, which is $12 million more than at the same time in 2021 and more than double the average of the last six years.
Cumulative catch is 2,665,469 pounds, an increase of over 400,000 pounds from the previous year, and nearly 900,000 compared to the 2015-2021 average.