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Community blocks efforts to dismantle fish plant

There was an unusual scene Friday outside the idle fish processing plant in La Tabatière on the Lower North Shore.

Municipal officials and residents blocked the removal of processing equipment by the plant's owners, the Daley Brothers based in St. John's, Newfoundland. The fish plant has been idle for two years.

According to the mayor of Gros Mecatina, Randy Jones, the company could not dismantle any part of the plant without authorization, because of the presence of dangerous substances, such as ammonia.

Director of the Lower North Shore Fishermen's Association, Paul Nadeau, describes what happened outside the plant.

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