LePage Meets With Maine Lobster Processors

Updated 2 years ago

Governor LePage wants to increase the amount of lobster that’s processed in Maine. LePage was meeting with lobster processors Friday to discuss how that can be achieved. The meeting was spurred by protests where Canadian lobstermen blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. A New Brunswick judge has issued a 10-day injunction to prevent fishermen from blockading the plants. Canada has more than two dozen lobster processing plants, while Maine has three. John Hathaway, owner of Shucks Maine Lobster in Richmond, said it’s not a good business model for Maine’s lobster industry to send tens of millions of pounds of lobsters to Canada each year and have Canadian companies create products that are sold back in the U.S.


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