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Comments for: New Brunswick fishermen blockade Maine lobster deliveries

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  • Anonymous

    What are they crying about how much dose there  government subsidizes the industries in  Canada that put the Usa to a disadvantade  ??

    • Anonymous

      What are they crying about? How much does the Canadian government subsidize the industry? That puts the U.S.A. at a disadvantage!

      • Anonymous

        yes you are so right

  • Anonymous

    They weren’t crying when they flooded our market at the beginning of the season though. They wanted NAFTA, they got it. Deal with it.

    • Anonymous

      amen….when a million dollars worth of lobster(and that is one trip)was coming across to Bar Harbor on the bluenose….no complaints from Canada then.

  • We all have families to take care of ….messing with my truck ( my living) does not make the market any better does it !!

  • Anonymous

    Okay okay, boycott their over priced coffee, except on monday, buy Gulf gas, it would not take much to make them quiet right down.

  • Anonymous

    We have been seeing their trucks coming and buying lobster here, so it is not just our trucks going there.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing worse than seeing a bunch of crying, blubbering, yellow slickered Lobster men on both sides of the border. A bunch of sickening whining babies. I’ll eat my steak, ummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I cannot believe your comment! These lobstermen either side of the border work their butts off doing what they do. Why dont you join them for the day and maybe you will understand why they are upset by the prices!

    • Anonymous

       And what happens when their is an embargo on STEAK?  Gonna raise your own?

      • Anonymous

        Already do my friend, prime Angus beef uummmmm……..what ya going to do when there is a shortage of Lobsters from overfishing? Raise your own?

        • Anonymous

           Good answer.  Got me!  As me for me, I don’t eat either either of them.

  • Anonymous

    Fine, no Canadian lumber in Maine then.  It is pretty ridiculous that there aren’t more processors in Maine, sounds pretty inefficient to send lobster north only to have companies buy it and have it sent south.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks go to 30 plus years of democrat mismanagement for our lack of processing facilities.

    • Anonymous

      They also ship corrogated boxes to Maine, subsidized by the Gov. and owned by Irvine. Theses boxes are priced delivered to our Maine companies cheaper than our own corrigator companpies (Volk Packaging, Biddeford) can even make them. Not one thing we can do about it.

  • Anonymous

    Arn’t they LePage’s cousins?

  • Truckload after truckload of Canadian lobster come flooding through Calais border crossings every day. How about a blockade of our own??? 

    • Anonymous

      I for one will stand with you on a blockade of canadian imports,but bear in mind I will not blockade just lobster imports, no it will be most all items that the canadians ship in to Maine

      Things such as the thousands of pounds of potatoes,the millions of board feet of lumber and seafood of all types that they ship into Maine.these imports  not only hurt fisherman but farmers and wood workers as well.

      If the people in Maine want more jobs with better pay,we need to stop or at least slow down the canadian imports. Like xfactorbilly mentioned in one of his posts,All of Maine has it’s challenges,it’s not just about the coast.

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect from Canadians, eh!

  • Anonymous

    They act as if they never saw a lobster roll before.

  • Anonymous

    We should shut our border down to the Canadians….Then listen to them…..

  • Anonymous

     It seems to be all about the Lobster Industry doesn’t it. Well. I must
    remind you that ALL of us Mainers have to work hard and guess what, we
    don’t get half our paycheck in cash so we can stash it in a safe at home
    so we can buy mainland property for an investment. Why hasn’t a smart
    reporter asked a lobster fisherman just how many pounds he/she catches
    on a typical day, how much they make on the side from crabs. Let’s see one of your tough lobster catching guys come up and work in the woods for a day. All of Maine has it’s challenges, It’s not just about the coast.

  • Anonymous

    What keeps being missed in reporting on this story is that the glut of soft-shell lobsters does not reflect inadequate market demand but inadequate processing capacity. That in turn reflects the monopoly power that the Canadian processors exercise over the industry. They control access to the market. They have worked to preclude a processing industry in Maine. They have depressed the price for lobster in Maine. Now they are taking advantage of that depressed price to buy cheap shedders from Maine at the expense of Canadian lobstermen. The question we should ask is why anyone in Maine wants to collude with this monopoly at the expense of Maine’s economy. Another question we might ask is why the BDN seems unwilling or unable to report the story. Is it because those who benefit from the status quo want to preserve it–even when it impoverishes Maine people? The market is there if Maine could provide the product to supply it.

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