Fishers block survey vessel

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Several local fishers intercepted a survey vessel was at the entrance to Caribou Harbour this morning (Tuesday) and escorted the vessel back to Pictou.

The fishers included one one craft from Pictou Landing First Nation and five others from Caribou.

The fishers had learned about surveying related to plans by Northern Pulp to lay an effluent pipe that would discharge treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait. The standoff continued through the morning in Pictou.

(Goodwin photo)