Recent thefts of roughly 2,700 kilograms of lobster are troubling officials in Atlantic Canada’s billion-dollar lobster fishing industry.

Hubert Saulnier, a lobster fisherman based in Saulnierville, said the valuable crustaceans were someone’s livelihood and a lot of work and money went into catching them.

“When you start affecting somebody else’s livelihood, I mean, a lot of wars are started affecting somebody else’s livelihood,” said Saulnier, a former president of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union Local 9.

“This is the livelihood of a few men and it doesn’t belong to the thieves, it belongs to the individuals. It’s really too bad.”

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