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are not made, this is a different world. the fisherman visited regularly this morning world familiar book with chapters still to come is perhaps, is hopes assessment all like 20 fathoms deep, rocky bottom of the coast of maine. a good living to be made in the atlantic ocean. anybody will go get there's a patch of water around the try a seal island in contention between canada and the united states. you know, where the government has suddenly become optimal for lobster. our populations here exploded one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had me in canadian fishermen in these waters at the same time jousting for position and attention are high, violence is bound to happen. this is the last land border dispute between canada
and the united states. it could be magnified to the point where there could be costs that would be significant to quote countries. border dispute don't go away, they discussed, or something's going to happen. in some ways, bob's ring is immensely complex. in another sense, it is simple and direct. see in the boat, remain the ruling force and assault. what a man's life and the quest to fish. thing that brings, not only the rewards of toil, but a sense of freedom. 6 with
we just let the poor to seal go long, graham and an island where erie now little ship is we're headed towards the giant seal island to go all out of traps in the great named brian got all our president graham and perkins association. i started visiting before i got out of high school, winette this over with with their idea of, of the vision. i thought eventually when i was the list again, roll my brigade under drive. every one of them are in the raise, all this area, water, ears close. and when you come to la saving years time,
great up on it. that's the most lucrative spot. that's where most of the guys are going to go. that's where most of the way it's going to go. i guess the last 4 of 5 years it's been getting more and more grounded every year. i think it's out of the median government ever get control of some of the grades on that. they never really had full control of legal aid in dublin. i'm in 2000 off on an issue doing the idea that i think what they would like to see have are they like the regimen almost like the travel people freaking in the grey zone? long before it was ever great, but the canadian government cut back on there for trolls of the line. so the americans were breaking undisputed katie water is actually one of my overall they claim there's over the line. all of us today, the line that is out on the inside with was not i game how to get rid of them and
all them that they didn't get a are off of that. is it on the bottom? they gave it back. i guess i didn't want to walk home after 4 years of or you know about it, one of the americans that if you want, i mean economic benefit out of that. in the summer dawn when you're not vision, you better come visit with the guy from the government of canada said just the swipe of the fan buddy, the swipe of a band and with him 2 weeks we were line on our job. you know, i can on the other, you know, i think i'll go with that in what that line play with own. it really is all american, not in all, all they feel like you can load with all you feel like you have the event and the available they've been in the property 20 years ago. there would have been hardly any boat from either side. over time, the abundance of lobster has increased,
made it more lucrative, and people have figured out. we want to get it cracked and those love for we gotta finish it the same time they do. we're not bagging ma'am, or canadian waters. we're going to vision here on this granite ledge above this sheltered co begins his day. one day in the life of one man. mm. to see with its islands, place of business for a whole breed of men who don't mind wet feet. canada m u. s. share a 5525 mile long border. and this is the last piece of land that are still contesting . after more than 200 years of border making so much try
a seal island north rock. actually, depending on whether they're american or canadian, that determines whether the water is around them. car, american, or canadian. so this gray zone, it contains a fairly rich harvest of lobsters. but it shall job for the lazy or the fearful. at the right moment, the man eases his motor rolls, his wheel pulls his clutch with his gaff, he brings war up aboard. the enters at the snatch blocks, takes a couple of turns around to winch head, and the hoist to take over the work. the trap breaks water and his hold on deck bushel basket makes a satisfactory ketchel on a lobster boat. this is one of those days you get ahead this is where the border now and that is the agree to on border between graham and an island san
the coast to maine. and the reason there's this david here is that if my child feel island, which is here, is canadian, the canadian say this is the border that would exist. united states actually basis it's claim on a channel called the northwest channel that runs along the ocean floor here. that creates this greys all. it's all based on whether we try a seal island is american or canadian. when revolutionary war was over, the peace treaty was signed in paris. so the treaty said that all islands within 20 leagues of the coast of the newly independent 13 colonies would be america, except any island that had ever been part of nova scotia. the official u. s. position is that the child cl island is not now and never has been part of the nova scotia. this is the beginning of the conflict alongside
the long legged war or when it comes to rest for the 1st time since today, great. loads is catch in ways it in a way chip into the market for most of recorded history, those waters were basically just exploited by mean fishermen. in 2002, the canadians changed their fishing seasons to allow canadian lobster men, fish in the grades all during the summer. the real pensions began then because of just so many more people fishing in the waters. my concern is there is no country in the world that's more important to the united states that canada and to allow an issue like this to sit there with the potential of causing an ugly dispute. it could be magnified to the point where there could be cost that would be significant to both countries.
ah with we've been in the business or a little more than 10 years. there has been a huge increase in the landings. not too long ago. it was $20000000.00 pounds, 305060 1000000 pounds, and then it got to be maybe a $100000000.00 pounds. when i got to that point, people really started to take notice. lately i spent about a 130000000 pounds. so it's been a huge increase in supply it
could be because waters continue to warm in the state of me and it's pushing back to the catch north. and the catch seems to be going down more to mid coast and beyond, which is what we called down east main and which is often called way down east is called the greys all right. along with canada there's definitely more landings in that area than the world 10 years ago there's. there's no question about it. but i think that people for the majority of people feel that we're at our peak and landings right now. i think that's on the front of everybody's mind. so at this point, the issues that raise on impact the market for main lobster because that's really main product in it. and once it goes to canada and from the back is product to canada. then people don't associate it main. the main brand is really what main
sells, and it's not just the lobster industry. it's the tourism industry. and if we lose market share because of that, that can really hurt the industry. with this was a bargain that was may 2025 years ago under clinton, as a matter of fact. and they've brought china into the world trade organization that w t o. this was the quid pro well that we're going to essentially give america a huge break on flat screen tv, but within 2045 years, we're going to bankrupt the country and that's what's happening now.
dares sinks, we dare to ask for a lapse or is incredibly important here on the coast made. it was worth more than $500000000.00 just to the boat last year. it's not just the captain crews are doing very well. it becomes a huge, huge driver of the economy on the hose for track builders, for boat builders, for all the infrastructure that goes into distributing lobster. one of the most valuable fisheries that's ever existed. interestingly, it's not actually the price that has changed that much, but the volume has changed a huge amount up to the early $990.00 s. they were only landing about 20000000 town in 2016. we landed a 131000000 pounds. but even with all of that year to year change,
the landings haven't been, you know, warm across the state. ah, water temperature drives, biological processes for lobster. and as water warms, it is possible that those biological processes could break down over the last 10 to 15 years gulf, a man has one faster than 99 percent of the global ocean area in if you look south of the gulf main places like rhode island and southern massachusetts, the lobster of fishery, there's basically collapsed beginning around that time frame lobster catches in the state of maine started to increase at an exponential rate even when the water transfers morning. it's still cooler than the areas that they were leaving. we can see that species are steadily starting to move towards the pause in their course. other changes that are going on in the ecosystem. one of the really big ones has been the decline of the ground fish like cod. how to wear big creditors on
tiny officers that's opened up a lot of habitat for lobster to move into the lobster population has taken advantage of those environmental conditions and had to what we're seeing is that the lobsters becoming a bigger fishery right along the border between the u. s. and canada and it's not a good scenario. they are competing for the same resources and yet they're living by different rules. large lobsters are able to be caught by canadians, but not by americans, and they're fishing with different types of gear. sometimes heavier gear seasons are different and that's creating more controversy, especially now that it's an increase in it so lucrative right now. it's a worry about what's going to happen to those with
for the ed, then i draw like i used the plastic rope. nobody finished here. all this stuff made it capable of starting to peek in these areas. oh wow. or any time i wanted, i thanks. i'm home and he did it the old days, you used to board the boat, but it's illegal now. because of the like. 13 or 14 pounder, i would say in georgia main gate. that's part of the layer management strategy. let our guys in congestion areas integrate. some of the hot spot i know my class line over there in the song, when you asked walters undisputed,
there's a big boat with a big gun on it. but if you didn't stop, they'd tell you they're going to fire in. oh. and if you don't stop, they'll shoot you stopping engine. oh, but that's the general black u. s. coast guard booth . the tide runs in different directions at different time. and it's a hard drive to tell where other people are on the blue one down below. as i know is canadian just by the logo, it, that might be an american down below is layer to was a lot a little bunk. like right now with i'd like somebody come along and they get all kinds of room, but your actual throw a lot different than where you're belinda and you make a mistake and get on top. somebody else and cut you off. there's all kinds of
people to bad conflict. sometimes you lose track all part of it. ah, we might have some fun on this one border with my brother's lobster, fish, my nephews labs to fish my grandchildren lives to fish in the blood in this community. main source of revenue is our fishermen. they keep street lights going to our town roads pays. they keep going. if they were to lose that area, there would be a huge impact on the downtown. for 1984, there was no canadians in this area,
there was no grace. so peachy goes by. they bring more and more fishman over. we're talking to the country, so it's a lot harder to resolve. different people get angry and getting more dangerous every day. every lobster this caught by a canadian is one lobster that's not caught by an american. and that's in dollars, not in the local economy, which we need drastically. we don't have any territory. can't go any further. you can't go any further to the southern because if you get into box ab or jones port territory here louis dia. so what fish me, we have is crowded into the area already as it is this saturday. well, the canadians have got a 110 square miles. why? so that's pretty big. that's what the biggest fear is not having a place to finish this community to be on the software. if you took that bottom line, ah, i think it's time something needs to be done. that's for sure. we could have
stopped this before he started. if we had any political, i government does not come on back us up as much as we need more back into my government. if i go over to the canadian side of the line, they take me by boat, my gear, my crew push in jail. i. but they come with a ball mile, the cutlass your and fish. so are you going to do? bringing back somebody's going to be filled with this on this on that side. that's my, it's just a matter of time. with me . when i started down here, you know, this was a one man patrol and now you've got 4 guys plus myself down here in this area.
reinforced all laws at the state. the main main focus is commercial fishery. you know, before we may go to the grey zone, much more. another way down there to hot area to control the so open to get. there was a fishing here after nominal and the wash and people know that i mean i statistics when they do, they're going fishing. we had it again crowded medicaid each, pushing them further in setting over talk. my purpose is that a couple of complaints when they think they get home community i know they would like us to enforce a law and we have no jurisdiction door, no longer on. i mean it's just that it's not going to drive them out. does more come in, i mean,
now we have back few years ago and he was like, probably 9 to 12 boast on that clean vessels. fishing out, graham and, and now you're both graham and n capital l, nova scotia, fish. i've heard of rocking 45 boats in a lot of these fishermen maxed out they. they got a lot of investment in and they're not catching the lobsters things get rough tempers via and i think that's where your conflict dodge new movies. ah ah ah
ah ah ah recalls degrees only because once the battle started over it is kind of became a bit gray as to who actually on that. ah, i was actually the 1st impression, the fish in the garage when the good lord put the lot of fusion, the water, he didn't say leisure for made it easier for graham and angel kitchen. if you can get a law main luxury fisherman fishing they're, they're bothering our catch fish get down and catch some of them before they do. the gravestone is really, you know, contributed to the economy on graham and, and, and we're contributing more to the provincial and federal coffers in any community . our charge because of the lobster industry. so nobody fished it from canada years
and years and years because there's more lucrative to fish sovereign canadian water . but we're getting no economic benefit to canada to that fresh water that we consider to be or so he created a summer fishery away from one year. we, we've gotten maybe that he has a band and other years we thought up to a 130. so the big difference and hopefully they said it hopefully stays that way for a while. but most of the attention has been a boat is very high dollar value and everybody wants it. they don't go to get it. they want us to resolve. plus just the average dispute president where you're taking our lives and you know, the other gosh, i know you're taking our lunch afternoon fishermen's association right now we're in the neighborhood of 20250 members, both captains and crew and that probably one of our highest points right now. it was really of more of a sovereignty issue. when we went down there, it's
a way for the government of canada for the people of canada to continued, claim that piece of bottom, that both the u. s. and can't of the claim. and it's a way for us to drive an economic benefit from that bottom that we weren't able to before. over the last, i'd say 5 to 7 years or landings have almost doubled. so it's created really a year round economy here on the island like a domino effect because, you know, at the fishery does good than the small businesses do. well, things fishing ended, the fishermen go on unemployment because there was nothing to do. and now people are working year round to folks are getting larger engines. there's how she's being sold and bought. 90 percent of people are driving vehicles. you know, the economy's great, but more lucrative. it's become the more money people are making them more nasty. people have become your horror stories about having one of your trials towed into a ball or something you go hook on and do it for hours trying to get contracts out
there. this big file about keeping yourself clear. the other guy, basically that's the name of the game and it's always a bit contentious to go there. i try hard not to be worse and i have to be, but there comes a point when you get push so far. when you just have to say ok, that's enough. we're going to stay here because if i ask you to move somewhere and it's gonna cost you a few $100.00, you might go. yeah, well it's not that big a deal. it's gonna cost you a $100000.00 going anywhere. and that's what's happened. there's no warm and fuzzy down there. i mean, i've got some respect for some of their fishermen. i think some of them do for us. and you know, if somebody was thinking i'm going to go alongside help seems i would. it was a canadian boat, but it's, they're not coming to my house for think of, you know, and i'm not invited to, there's with
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for new york is really what america is about. ah, when our mayor took our place, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities, the haves and i have not. those who have not are usually the ones who weren't being buried on holiday. the city has always wanted to forget about. so he wanted to forget about the people who are buried there. just wanted to forget about the fact that there is a potter's field, that there was a place where difficult stories are hidden. the fact that we're using inmates to maintain this active burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried, where so much of new york city history is buried, is document of the inequality that exists in for centuries.
ah hope headlines for this hour live on our tea and thousands of migrant families to spend a cold and hungry night outside a heavily guarded polish border. the still trying to get inside the u. correspondence got some heartbreaking reactions from people at the scene. we have a babies on the baby's crime because it's too cold and we think we will die. we, they never open the border. we will die. well, nobody likes to pay more for the time average. we have the money to do so well, the mainstream media claims americans are better off on the abide and despite inflation hitting a 31 year record. but on the streets there's quite a different view. we have the food and to do things like different ways. i don't