Bad blood detailed in Maine 'lobster wars' trial

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Even under the rough-and-tumble rules of the sea that Maine lobstermen live by, staring down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun is extreme.

But that's where fishermen and half brothers Christopher Young and Weston Ames found themselves last summer on Steamboat Wharf on Matinicus Island. They were attempting to confront another lobsterman they suspected of cutting their fishing lines, costing them tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear.

Soundings covered the incident in the October 2009 issue.

Click here to read the current article on the ongoing trial.