PORTLAND, Maine - Tensions between lobstermen in Maine and Canada are boiling over in a dispute caused not by too few lobsters, but by too many.
A huge haul of crustaceans in Maine and Canada this year has caused a market glut and a crash in wholesale prices. Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada.
The Canadians blame the Americans for the low prices. They want the processors to stop accepting Maine lobsters.
A judge in Canada has granted a 10-day injunction barring lobstermen from blocking the plants in the province of New Brunswick.
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