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Lobster harvesters first of inshore group to take to water during pandemic — but demand has cratered

Lobster harvesters are the first of the inshore group who'll get out on the water in what is shaping up to be one of the most challenging years on record in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery. 

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has set opening dates for the lobster fishery from May 1 to May 6, depending on the area of the province where harvesters live. According to DFO, there are 2249 lobster license holders but not all are active.