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U.S. And Canadian Lobstermen At Odds Over Lucrative Waters In Gulf Of Maine13:30
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Still from "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds."
Still from "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds."

Over the past decade, lobstermen from both Maine and Canada have been fighting in a "Lobster War." The dispute is over who owns 277-miles of lucrative fishing water offshore a small island in the Gulf Of Maine, the Machias Seal Island.

Both countries have claimed the island as their own since the end of the Revolutionary War. As the lobster population has exploded due to warming waters, lobstermen from each county have more aggressively asserted their sovereignty.

The documentary film “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds" chronicles the dispute and raises questions about the future of the industry in Maine.

“Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds" will screen at WBUR Cityspace on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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David Abel, filmmaker and reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @davabel.

This segment aired on March 4, 2019.

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