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Injunction granted against New Brunswick fishermen protesting lobster prices

The worlds biggest lobster sits not far from the Shediac Lobster shop (background) where fisherman have been protesting the purchase of Maine lobster for a cheaper price, in Shediac, New Brunswick, Thursday, Aug.9, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison
August 09, 2012 - 4:12 PM

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's premier says an injunction has been ordered to prevent fishermen who are protesting the import of U.S. lobsters from blocking processing plants.

David Alward says the court-ordered injunction lasts 10 days.

The order is the latest twist in a dispute over lobster prices that came to a head last week, when fishermen held demonstrations in Cap-Pele, N.B., and Shediac, N.B., and trucks were blocked from delivering Maine lobsters to three processors.

Last Friday, lobster processors in the province agreed to pay a minimum of $2.50 per pound for processed lobster and $3 per pound for live market lobster.

But the Maritime Fishermen's Union says New Brunswick fishermen need $4 per pound for both fresh and processed lobster just to break even.

Alward says he wants the fishermen and processors to find a resolution to resolve the dispute over lobster prices.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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