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[000:00:00;00] ah ah, fisher, or not made. this is a different world. the official visited regularly this morning. familiar with chapters still to come. his traps, hopes, assessment, all like 20 fathoms deep on rocky bottom of the coast of maine. a good living to be made in the atlantic ocean, if anybody would go get there's a patch of water around the try
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a seal island in contention between canada and the united states, where they go for me and they suddenly become optimal for lobster. our population is yours, exploded one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had me and canadian fishermen in these waters at the same time jousting for position and tension or 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 is assessed or something's going to happen. in some ways, bothering is immensely complex. in another sense, it is simple and direct. see in the boat remain the ruling force an assault or a man's life. and the question to fish. thing that brings not only the rewards coil but
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a sense of freedom ah
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. 6 ah with we just left the board of seal go long graham and an island where erie now little ship is. we're headed toward a seal island to go all out for traps in the great named brian got all our president graham and perkins association. i started visiting before i got out of high school,
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winette this over with this is their idea of the vision. and i would build it if again roll my vision under drap. every one of them are they raise all this area water ears close. and when you come to law and you'll see the gears great up on it, that's the most new produced bought. that's where most of the guys are going to go . that's where most of them way it's got to go. i guess. the last 4 of i v has it been getting more and more crowded every every, every year? i think about a 1000000 government ever get control of some of the greys on that they never really had full control of it all with my on is to cause enough on an issue doing the idea that i think where they would like to say, yeah, i like those either vision have almost like a drop off. there's been people freaking in the grey zone long before it was ever
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a 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 old vol. they claim there's over the line over you asked in the line that it on the inside with was not. i came out and all that that they didn't get back out a lot of the bottom. they gave it back. i guess they 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 with a pin buddy the swipe of a band. and with him 2 weeks, we were going to lie on our job as united states. i can on the other, you know,
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i think i'll go with was ally lane was on as it really is. all american, not in the home is only so much you can load what you feel like, not even the available dependency property. 20 years ago, there would have been hardly any boats from either side big. over time, the abundance of lobster has increased to made it more lucrative, and people have figured out, we want to get it cracked and those lobsters, we got a fish at the same time. later. we're not bagging down their canadian waters. we're going to vision here on this granite ledge above this sheltered co begins his day one day in the
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life of one man mm. the sea with its islands, place of business for a whole breed of men who don't mind wet feet. canada m u s. chair, 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 i a seal island north rock. actually, depending on whether they're american or canadian, that determines whether the water is around them, car, america, or canadian. so this greys own, 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 a war up aboard. the enters at the snatch blocks, takes
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a couple of turns around to winch head and the hoist to take over the work. the draft brakes, 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 agreed upon border between graham and an island and the coast of maine. and the reason there's this david here is that if my child seal 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
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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 chinese cl allen is not now and never has been part of nova scotia. this is the beginning of the conflict alongside the long legged war or wish to comes to rest for the 1st time since daybreak. downloads his catch and weighs it in the way chip in the market for most of recorded history, those waters are basically just exploited by me. fishermen in 2002, the canadians pain their fishing seasons to allow canadian lobster men, fish in the grays. all during the summer, the real pensions began then because of just so many more people fishing in the waters. my concern is that there is no country in the world that's more important
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to the united then 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 with with we've been in the business for a little more than 10 years. there has been
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a huge increase in the landings. not too long ago, it was 20000000 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
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everybody's minds at this point. a issues mc raise own can impact the market for main lobby for because that's really main product in it. and once it goes to canada comes back, is product of canada. then people don't associate it with main. the main brand is really what main sells. and if not just the opposite industry is the tourism industry. and if we lose market share because of that that can really hurt the
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industry. oh is your media a reflection of reality? in the world transformed what will make you feel safer? isolation for community. are you going the right way or are you being that somewhere? direct? what is true? walk this way. in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows.
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in people is something they cause right on police report. it's an all cash in december 2020 a group of anti finishes. sell out a film crew access for 3 months. so like if people organization, if an idea that fascism must be opposed, channel out the game while they may kill that. but he says, but they can say what they believe in. we believe in helping our community. we believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states has gotten proven. this is a chance to see who and t for really are in order for me to extract my 1st amendment right and say that my life matters have to be on to the teacher. that that's how america we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government, we can't trust anyone except ourselves to protect ourselves in with
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a i officer is incredibly important here on the coast main. it was worth more than $500000000.00 just to the boat last year. it's not just the captain. also, the crew are doing the wrong. it becomes a huge, huge driver of the economy on the coast for trap builders, for both builders, for all the infrastructure and that goes into distributing laughter. one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. interestingly, it's not actually the price that has that much, but the volume has changed a huge amount to the early 1990 s. they were only landing about 20000000 pounds in 2016. we landed 131000000 pounds. but even with all of that year to year change, the landings haven't been uniform across the state. ah, the water temperature, dr. biological processes for lobster and as water warm,
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it is possible that those biological processes could break down. over the last 10 to 15 years, government has one faster than 99 percent of the global engine area in if you look south of the gulf main places like rhode island and southern massachusetts, the lobster fishery, there's basically collapse. beginning around that timeframe. lobster catches in the state of main, started to increase at an exponential rate when the water heater is morning. it's cooler than the areas that they were leaving. we can see that species are steadily starting to move towards the pause their force, other changes that are going on in the ecosystem. one of the really big ones has been the decline of the ground fish like how to wear a bit predators on time officers that opened up a lot of habitat for lobster to move into. the larger population has taken advantage of those environmental conditions and had a boom in what we're seeing is that the lobsters becoming
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a bigger fishery right along the border between the u. s. and can, 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. they are fishing with different types of gear. trans, 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 los with any for the hydro, like i you plastic, right? nobody good here. all this stuff made capable of starting to pay for these areas.
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ah, oh, yeah, lobster. anytime i wanted i think some home and he did it. the old days used to board the boat, but it's illegal now. because of the like 13 or 14 bounder i would say in joy maybe that's part of the layer management strategy. let our guys in conduct very integrate some of the hotspot with can i know my class line over there in the sand, when you asked walters undisputed, there's a big boat with a big gun on it. but if you didn't stop, they tell you they're going to fire, but all of you all saw they'll shoot you an engine.
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oh, but that's a general black. you asked a times in different directions at different times and it's hard to tell where other people are on the, on the blue and down below. as i know, a canadian just by the way that might be an american down below, as they are to there's a lot of little bumps 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 your balloon and you make a mistake and get on top. somebody else and cut off their welcome to people, the bad conflict. sometimes you lose all part of it. we might
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have some fun on this one or go with my brother's lobster, fish my nephews labs to fish, my grandchildren, lobster fish in the blood in this community. main source of revenue is our fishermen. they keep street lights going keep a cam. roads paid. they keep going. if they were to lose that area, there would be a huge impact on the downtown. for 1984, there was no canadian in this area, there was no grace o 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 it's getting more dangerous . everyday. every lobster that's caught by canadian is one lobster. this not caught
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by an american. and that's in dollars, not in the local economy which we need. ah, we don't have any territory. i can't go any further. you can't go any further to the southern because if you get into box harbor, jones, port territory lose. so what fishermen we have is crowded into the area already as it is this territory. the canadians have got a 110 square miles, right? so that's a pretty big job. that's what the biggest fear is not having a place to fish. this community is to be on the south for if we took them bottom line. i think it's time something needs to be done. mr. sure. we could have stopped this before he started. if we had any political help, ah, our government does not come back us up as much as we need more back into my government. if i go over a lot to the canadian side of the line,
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they take me by boat, my gear, my crew put us in jail. ah. but they come with a ball mile with a cutlass shaw and fish. so are you going to do bringing back somebody's gonna deal with it is on this on that side. 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. we enforce all laws in the state of maine and our main focus is commercial fishery. you know, before, you know, we may go to the grey zone,
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much more. and now they went down there to hot area, the patrol so open coming to me walked fishing, his fishermen nominal in the last few years. and people that had exchanged test x when they do, they're going fishing, that we had it again crowded by the caney, pushing them further in setting over top them on purpose. we've had a couple complaints when they think they get home with canadian 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 i'm not going to drive them out. there's more comment on me now. we have back few years ago. and he was like, probably 9 to 12 boast on the plane and vessels fishing graham and had a boat from graham and capitol, bella, and always go fishing and i've heard of rocking 45. 0,
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to me, a lot of the fishermen max know they got a lot of investment and they're not catching lobsters. things get temper fire. and i think that's where your conflict. me ok i i
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every cause only because once the battle started over, you know, is kind of became a bit gray as to who actually ah, i was actually the 1st person to fish in the garage when the good lord put a lot of fusion, the water he didn't say leisure for me or for graham and angel kitchen. if you can get along main lobster, fishermen fishing, they're, they're bothering our kids. let's get down and catch some of them before they do. a great job is really, you know, contributed to the economy. graham and, and, and we're contributing more to the provincial and federal coffers in any community . our shy because of the lobster industry. so nobody fished it from canada for years and years and years because it was more lucrative to fish sovereign canadian waters. but we're getting no economic benefit to canada to that fresh water that we
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consider to be air. so he created a summer fishery and away from one year we, we've gotten a baby that had the band and other years we thought up to a $130000.00 big difference and hopefully it hopefully stays out life for a while. most of the attention has been a boat is very high dollar value and everybody wants it. they don't get to go to get it. they want us to resolve bust just the average dispute credit, where you're taking our lobsters and you know, the other guys, i know you're taking our lives 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 is, it's a way for the government of canada for the people of candidates continued, claim that piece of bottom, that both the u. s. and you have the claim. and it's a way for us to drive an economic benefit from that bottom that we weren't able to
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before. over the last i'd say 5 to 7 years or landings have almost double. so it's to the 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. and it's fishing ended . the fisherman go on unemployment, because there was nothing to do. and now people are working year round to bokes are getting larger engines. there's how she's being sold and bought. at 90 percent of people are driving vehicles. you know, the economy is great, but more lucrative. it's become the more money people are making them more nasty. people have become year of horror stories about having when he or charles towed into a ball or something, you go hook on to it and spent 4 hours trying to get contracts. i'll clear this big file or keep 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,
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but there comes a point when you get pushed so far where 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, he might go. yeah, well that's not that big a deal. it's gonna cost you a $100000.00 going in. and that's what's happened. there's no warm and fuzzy stand there. i mean, i've got some respect for some other fishermen. i think some of them do for us. and you know, if somebody was thinking i'm going to go along so i can help seems i what it was, a canadian boat, but it's, they're not coming to my house routine coffee. and i'm not invited to there's what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy. even foundation, let it be in arms. race is often very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful. it's very
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difficult time time to sit down and ah, ah, new york, it's really what america is about ah, when our mayor took our vase, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities, the haves and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who weren't being buried on hard i. the city is always wanted to forget about hold island. city is wanted to forget about the people who are buried there. it's wanted to forget about the fact that there is a potters 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
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payment of the quality that exists in the city for centuries. ah, ah. protests and euro pose, new lockdown restrictions are imposed volunteer ups in the netherlands and for a 2nd night while vienna sees clashes between police, i'm protested. so on the weekly this. so we try to work how, where is or heading with pamela guests? my response to the politicians is where, well, you whine your pace numbers was slightly. hi. hi. hi. i still, as we get you stuck one new room with a new kind of see something else comes out there was a lot of let the politicians do what they want. they didn't follow some of the

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