Olscamp Hoping 'Cooler Heads' Prevail in Lobster Dispute
New Brunswick's fisheries minister says he hopes ``cooler heads will prevail,'' in ongoing negotiations with the province's lobster fishermen.
But Michael Olscamp says he has no control over whether there are more protests like the ones staged at fish processing plants in Cap-Pele and Shediac last week.
The fishermen are worried that cheap American lobster will drive down prices.
They prevented at least one truckload of American lobster from being unloaded at one of the plants last week.
In response to protests that started Thursday, lobster industry officials and the New Brunswick government agreed to a minimum of $2.50 per pound for processed lobster and $3 per pound for live market lobster.
But media reports say many fishermen are still unhappy and some who met in Richibucto threatened to stage more protests at processing plants this week.
Olscamp says he is planning to meet with the Maritime Fishermen's Union again today.