National Fisherman


PORT MAITLAND -- When hundreds of fishermen leave port this week to begin another high-stakes lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia, Bernard Smith will be with them.

Smith stands out among his peers in that this will be his 71st lobster season.

Going on 86, he will be at the helm of the Atlantic Tale when he takes her out past the Port Maitland breakwater Tuesday morning.

Since 1942, Smith has been a lobsterman, first working with his father and later with his son.

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