FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 17th, 2017 The Federation of Independent Fish Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) questions why the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans would report poor scientific signs of snow crab when it’s not the full picture of the state of the resource.

The following letter was written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sept. 28th, with copies forwarded to the province's seven MPs, Premier Dwight Ball, and all MHAs. The premier's office acknowledged the letter almost immediately.  justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26th, 2017  The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans should increase the amount of gear inshore harvesters can use in the fall commercial cod fishery.