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No consultation, No communication – New transatlantic cable causing headaches for crab harvesters

Crab harvesters off the southeast Avalon are upset over a new fibre optic cable being laid through their fishing grounds. Avalon MP Scott Andrews is speaking out against the project. He’s representing the interests of crab harvesters, who think the timing couldn’t be worse given the recent start of the crab season. “It’s been a real pain in the ass,” he said. “There’s been no consultation, no communication. Now they’re being told they’ve got to up and root their pots and move them away from where this fibre optic cable is going through.” Read the rest here 10:43