Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Audio 12:45 PM AT

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Atlantic Audio 12:45 PM AT

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AT01 - (NB-Lobster-Woes)

SHEDIAC, N.B. x-18s. Some lobster fishermen in eastern New Brunswick have tied up their boats in a protest over the prices they're getting for lobster. Fishermen in ports such as Pointe Sapin and Richibucto remained at the docks Thursday, saying landings are down and prices are low. Michel Richard, an organizer with the Maritime Fishermen's Union, says fishermen were expecting better prices.

("...right now.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Fishermen say right now they're being paid about four-dollars-and-25-cents a pound for canners and four-dollars-a-75-cents a pound for market lobsters. Richard says fishermen are upset because they aren't getting a clear answer from the buyers and processors on a reason for the lower prices. …

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