FISH-NL says solidarity isn’t forever with FFAW/Unifor so much as when it suits them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Jan. 18th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Unifor's reasoning for its break from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is nothing short of ironic and hypocritical.

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FISH-NL renews call for FFAW-Unifor to come clean on financial arrangements with oil and gas industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 17th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador is renewing its call for the FFAW-Unifor to come clean on details of its financial arrangements with offshore oil companies to address questions of conflicts of interest.

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FISH-NL commends Ottawa on new lifeboat stations, but search-and-rescue helicopters still work banker’s hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Ottawa’s commitment to new lifeboat stations in this province is commendable, but it’s not the No. 1 search-and-rescue issue facing mariners.

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FISH-NL commends Ottawa on new lifeboat stations, but search-and-rescue helicopters still work banker’s hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Ottawa’s commitment to new lifeboat stations in this province is commendable, but it’s not the No. 1 search-and-rescue issue facing mariners. 

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FISH-NL questions quiet reopening of Canadian ports to banned Faroese and Greenland trawlers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to explain its decision almost a year ago to quietly reopen Canadian ports to trawlers from the Faroe Islands and Greenland that had been banned for overfishing northern shrimp. 

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Top 25 NL fishery quotes of 2017

The following are the top 25 quotes from the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery for 2017, as assembled by FISH-NL.

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FISH-NL asks federal Fisheries Minister to investigate Labrador shrimp allocation

FISH-NL wrote federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc in November to request his department investigate a committee representing inshore harvesters on the Labrador coast that oversees an allocation of northern shrimp. To date (Dec. 13th), LeBlanc has yet to respond. 

 

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FFAW payback: FISH-NL supporters say union pressured DFO to close cod fishery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017

Well-know Grand Bank fisherman Wayne Meade accuses the FFAW-Unifor of being behind a recent federal Fisheries and Oceans decision to shut down the cod fishery in a small area of Fortune Bay because most inshore harvesters who were fishing there are FISH-NL supporters.

 

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Fish-NL survey nets only two of three responses from by-election candidates; Liberal frontrunner refuses to make specific commitments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) reports that two of three candidates from the mainstream political parties in the upcoming federal byelection in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity have responded to a survey on major fishery issues in the riding.

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Labour Board removes investigator assigned to FISH-NL’s certification application; entire process ‘a nightmare’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is deeply concerned that the investigator with the province’s Labour Relations Board assigned to its application for certification has been removed from the file almost a year after taking it on.

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