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In pictures: A look at the Maritimes' lobster fishing industry

A lobster fishery strike that started in P.E.I. has spread to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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Seagulls glide around lobster traps ready to be set.

Nathan Rochford

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Tyson Gaudet separates lobsters while fishing off Tignish, P.E.I. Lobsters are divided by size into the smaller canners and the larger market lobsters.

Nathan Rochford

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Darryll Buote heads out to sea.

Nathan Rochford

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A road sign pointing to Tignish, P.E.I. At its inception the village was divided into Francophone Tignish and Anglo Tignish, titles local residents still use today.

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Lobster boats head out to sea from Jude's Point Wharf on Setting Day.

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A lone lobster boat sits on the early morning horizon on Setting Day, the day the traps are place.

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Fishermen are facing higher fuel prices and increased costs for bait, insurance and crew payments.

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Lobster is packed for sale at Royal Star Food in Tignish. Lobster fished in Tignish ends up in markets all over the world from Western Canada to parts of Asia.

Nathan Rochford

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Tyson Gaudet talks with captain Derryl Buote while fishing off Tignish.

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Frozen lobsters wait to be packed for shipping inside Royal Star Foods.

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