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Vandalism, violence and federal inaction on moderate livelihood fishery – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202021 Views

With commercial fishermen blockading the lobster pound in New Edinburgh on Tuesday evening, moderate livelihood fisherman Jason Marr loaded his catch aboard his van and headed to a friend’s storage facility an hour away in West Pubnico.

“I got there and it was quiet, dark, so I proceeded to put away my lobster,” said Marr on Wednesday.

“Then all hell broke loose. A couple hundred guys show up, they’re smashing windows, they vandalized my van.”

As in New Edinburgh, the commercial fishermen said the lobster was illegally caught out of season.

Marr refused to leave the 3,300 pounds of lobster he caught with his two daughters, and the livestreamed videos he posted of himself holed up in the pound surrounded by yelling commercial fishermen was shared thousands of times.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/vandalism-violence-and-federal-inaction-on-moderate-livelihood-fishery-509387/

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