U.S. Border Patrol questions crews of at least 2 fishing vessels in Canadian waters
by Phlis McGregor & Connell Smith (feat. Rob Huebert)
July 4, 2018
The federal government is investigating reports that two Canadian fishing vessels were approached, and crew members questioned, by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June.
According to Global Affairs Canada, the incidents occurred June 24 and 25 around Machias Seal Island and North Rock.
While details are scant, the fishermen are members of the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association. Laurence Cook, the association's chair, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. officials claimed they were "looking for illegal immigrants."