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Canada probes row between US customs, fishermen on disputed island area

PORTLAND, Maine --- The Canadian government said Thursday it is investigating a series of encounters in which US border patrols have approached Canadian fishing vessels in a disputed island area off the East Coast. The area in question is around Machias Seal Island, an 8-hectare (20-acre) rock island at the Maine-New Brunswick border. US Customs and Border Protection said Thursday agents whose sector covers the area have interviewed workers on 21 Canadian vessels this fiscal year while conducting regular

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