Maine officials are hoping for a resolution to a simmering dispute in New Brunswick after Canadian lobstermen blocked shipments of low-priced Maine lobsters to processing plants in their country. New Brunswick fishermen blockaded several processing plants last week, forcing them to close and lobster shipments to be sent back to Maine. Canadian lobstermen say inexpensive Maine lobsters are driving down prices. Maine’s marine resources commissioner, Patrick Keliher, said he has been talking with Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp of New Brunswick. Olscamp said his department will continue to negotiate with fishermen as long as processing plants are allowed to open Tuesday. Keliher said that, for the most part, Maine lobster dealers have found other processors to ship to, but he is concerned that Canadian protests could spread and create a backlog of lobsters in Maine.