The executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada says this region sells more lobster at this time of the season to the processing sector than to the live sector.
Geoff Irvine says the reason is because a signficant amount of the lobster being caught off southwestern Nova Scotia hasn't yet recovered from the molt.
"It's needs to go to a none-live market and that is the processing sector. They need that lobster this time of year to fill in their and they have workers standing by."
Irvine says the live lobster sector and the processing sector are linked and rely on each other.
He says it's a fact that more tails and whole-cooked lobster is sold to processors than to live markets.