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UPDATED!: Lobster plant on Deer Island catches fire overnight

Police in St. George are at the scene of a fire that broke out overnight on Deer Island that badly damaged a lobster plant. This is the second time a fire has broken out at the Paturel International facility over the past six months. In September, a fire destroyed a lobster tank house on the site. The tank house was a major part of lobster fishing on Deer Island. More to come… >link< 08:00

Early-morning blaze destroys lobster processing plant in New Brunswick –  Fire has destroyed a major lobster processing plant on Deer Island in southern New Brunswick. >click to read< 12:45

Montague Bay Foods to open lobster plant soon, looking to diversify

10-lobsters1A refurbished processing plant that will open shortly  to process lobster intends to become a year-round operation. That’s the hope for Montague Bay Foods, which is preparing for the upcoming lobster season and hiring about 100 people for the workforce. “But that’s just the start,’’ said comptroller Tim Simpson. “We hope to see the plant going year-round and a much larger workforce.” Officials expect to grow slowly and eventually employ over 200 people to process seafood, vegetables and even fruit. Read the rest here  17:36