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Fishers block U.S. lobsters

New Brunswick lobster fishermen have surrounded a tractor-trailer outside a Shediac processing plant and are vowing to keep it there until its cargo rots.

New Brunswick lobster fishermen have surrounded a tractor-trailer outside a Shediac processing plant and are vowing to keep it there until its cargo rots.

Debbie Thompson, who fishes out of Richibucto, said the fishermen fear that the market is being flooded with cheap lobster from Maine. She said New Brunswick fishermen can't afford to match the American prices. The lobster season opens next week in the Northumberland Strait and Thompson said fishermen are considering not heading out. -

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