FISH-NL schedules meeting on Great Northern Peninsula to discuss threat to inshore harvesters and plan to secure their future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has scheduled a meeting for inshore harvesters of the Great Northern Peninsula for 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23rd, at the Torrent River Inn in Hawke’s Bay.

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South coast cod by the numbers

Attention inshore harvesters from Newfoundland’s south coast, known in industry circles as fishing zone 3Ps.

Here’s the story on cod.

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FISH-NL recommends DFO immediately suspend extra cod to south coast inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20,  2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) recommends the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans immediately suspend extra cod quota to inshore harvesters who fish off the province’s south coast.

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FISH-NL files opposition to Marine Protected Area off Newfoundland’s south coast, calling it joke to scientists and insult to inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has registered its official opposition to proposed regulations to govern a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Laurentian Channel off Newfoundland’s south coast.

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FISH-NL calls on DFO to extend snow crab season off eastern Newfoundland and southern Avalon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to extend the snow crab fishing season in fishing zone 3L off eastern Newfoundland and the southern Avalon for at least two weeks in light of the delayed start to the season.

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FISH-NL questions whether FFAW retaliating against inshore harvesters of the Great Northern Peninsula for taking union to court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) questions whether the FFAW-Unifor has purposely chosen not to take a stand for inshore harvesters of the Great Northern Peninsula in retaliation for some of them taking the union to court.

 

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FISH-NL slams redfish deal that would give quota to Qalipu First Nation when inshore harvesters have nothing to fish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is deeply concerned over media reports that the Corner Brook-based Qalipu band, Barry Group, and federal government are in talks to start divvying up a rebounding redfish stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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25 years after northern cod moratorium, a crisis in quotes

Crisis in quotes

 CAST AWAY

“Cast away, to be forced from a ship by a disaster.”

The Mariner’s Dictionary, as quoted in The Shipping News.

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FISH-NL calls on C-NLOPB to suspend seismic work in light of potential impact on basis of marine food chain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has requested that the C-NLOPB immediately suspend seismic work  off Newfoundland and Labrador in light of a new study that found the intense acoustic signals may damage critical elements of the marine food chain.

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FISH-NL advises Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to cancel 2017 sentinel cod program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has written federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc recommending that he cancel the 2017 sentinel cod program.

 

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