Protests over Maine lobster expand in Canada
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Canadian lobstermen set up blockades at factories, and six to eight plants in Atlantic Canada stopped processing operations on Tuesday amid intensifying protests demanding that the plants not accept low-priced Maine lobster.
Last week, lobstermen blocked trucks from delivering lobsters to plants in Shediac and Cap-Pele, New Brunswick.
The blockades have raised fears among Maine lobster dealers that ship tens of millions of pounds to Canadian processors annually.
Fishermen on Tuesday blockaded more processing plants, claiming the low price of Maine lobster is driving down the price of Canadian lobster.