Canada's largest lobster fishery in the Maritimes region has been delayed, adding more challenges to an already troubled lobster market.

The opening day for lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34 in southwestern Nova Scotia was delayed due to high winds, Lauren Sankey, a spokeswoman with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), told IntraFish.

Combined, the two LFAs make up the largest commercial lobster fishing region in Canada, accounting for 31 percent of the total value of Canada's lobster catch in 2021.