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Protests over Maine lobster continue in Canada
287 days ago
(AP:PORTLAND, Maine) Fishermen in New Brunswick are continuing their demands that Canadian lobster processing plants not accept low-priced Maine lobster, while more fishermen on Prince Edward Island are joining the protests.
Lobstermen last week blockaded plants in Shediac and Cap-Pele, New Brunswick, blocking trucks from delivering Maine lobsters.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that fishermen on Tuesday headed for another processing plant in New Brunswick. On Prince Edward Island, a group of 200 fishermen showed up at the gates of a processor and threatened to stop trucks carrying Maine-caught lobster. Fishermen said the plant owners have agreed not to bring in any more U.S. lobsters for now.
Canadian lobstermen say the low price of Maine lobsters is driving down the price they'll get for their catch when their seasons open.
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