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Lobstermen tie up boats to protest prices

There were no lobsters coming into Prince Edward Island ports on Thursday. Fishermen across the province voted during meetings at their ports on Wednesday to tie up for a day in hopes of forcing their demands for better prices.

There had been rumors for days that the price would be around $3 a pound, and that was pretty well confirmed on Wednesday with reports of $2.75 for canners and $3.25 for markets. Several hundred eastern P.E.I. boats tied up on Wednesday, and by Wednesday evening other ports followed suit.

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