Tough... or do I mean tender?
Industry experts say their biggest concern is what will happen in late November when about 40 per cent of Atlantic Canada's lobsters are landed off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia.
"We're a month away from our big landing season and with the constant barrage of negative news on the economy ... consumer confidence is being destroyed daily," said Morrow.
"It's feeding on itself. ... People are becoming very careful about how they spend their money."
Lobstermen are still paying for diesel and insurance and credit.