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NewBrunswick: Some go home with more money in their pockets, some less, as fishing season ends

Lobster and crab fishermen in northern New Brunswick are removing their gear from the water Friday, as the season draws to a close. Saturday marks the official end to what fishermen described as a roller-coaster season in the Acadian Peninsula. All areas close to fishing on June 30, except for Neguac and Burnt Church, where the lobster season was extended until July 2. There were outcries and protests from the fishing community throughout the season, over new measures imposed by the federal government to protect endangered north Atlantic right whales, after a historically deadly summer. At the end of this eventful season, the feelings are mixed. >click to read<12:39

Getting Screwed – Fish plant workers wonder if OCI can live up to employment promises

Fish plant workers on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula say they’re not confident in assurances about jobs and are questioning whether their employer is living up to promises it made. The fish plant in Marystown is currently being demolished after Ocean Choice International (OCI) shut it down in 2011. For Allan Moulton, who worked at the plant for 42 years, it’s a heartbreaking sight. Read the rest here 09:53