FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Maritime Fishermen’s Union and lobster processors sat down with the minister of fisheries today to try and resolve the issue of cheap American lobster flooding the New Brunswick market.

Union spokesman Christian Brun says processors have agreed to a base price of $2.50 per pound for canners and $3 per pound for market lobsters.

“We are in negotiations with government officials, and we will negotiate to see what is possible as an add-on to compensate fish harvesters so we can enable them to get through this season.”

Meanwhile, Brun is pleading with lobster harvesters to stop protesting, but if they have to, to do it in a peaceful manner.

Lobster fishermen blockaded processing plants in Cap-Pele and Shediac yesterday, and prevented at least one truck from unloading Maine lobster.