FISH-NL Provincial Tour: Leg 1

FISH-NL announces first leg of province-wide tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) will begin the first leg of a provincial tour this week, with dozens of stops in Labrador, the Great Northern Peninsula, and western Newfoundland.

“We have 15 formal meetings scheduled with fish harvesters from Port Hope Simpson, Labrador to Burgeo, Newfoundland, but we’ll be looking to meet fish harvesters wherever they gather — on the wharves or stages, in their kitchens and community halls,” says Ryan
Cleary, president of FISH-NL, who will lead the tour.

FISH-NL’s membership drive began on Nov. 1, with more than 9,000 cards distributed to date around Newfoundland and Labrador by roughly 100 volunteers. The membership drive will distribute and collect cards, as well as hear from fish harvesters on their concerns.

“There’s an electricity today in Newfoundland and Labrador, a stirring on the wharves and stages, in the coves and harbours that hasn’t been felt in modern times,” says Cleary. “Fish harvesters are taking a last stand for a fishing industry that has been brutalized by decades of failed management and poor leadership. The salt and pepper revolution is a fight for NL’s most endangered species — fishermen and women.”

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Tuesday, Nov. 8
Tour leaves St. John’s

Wednesday, Nov. 9
2 p.m. L’Anse au Clair, meeting at Northern Light Inn

Thursday, Nov. 10
1-5 p.m. Port Hope Simpson, meeting at Alexis Hotel

Friday, Nov. 11
No public meetings on Remembrance Day, informal meetings with fish harvesters.

Saturday, Nov. 12
1 p.m. St. Anthony, meeting at The Haven Inn
7 p.m. Roddickton, meeting at the Conference Room at Mayflower Inn and Suites

Sunday, Nov. 13
2 p.m. Plum Point, meeting at Plum Point Motel
7 p.m. Port aux Choix, meeting at Sea Echo Motel

Monday, Nov. 14
11 a.m. Cow Head, meeting at Shallow Bay Hotel
2 p.m. Rocky Harbour, meeting at Ocean View Hotel
7 p.m. Trout River, Town Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 15
11 a.m. Lark Harbour, meeting at Lark Harbour Town Hall
7 p.m. Port au Port, meeting location to be announced

Wednesday, Nov. 16
11 a.m. Stephenville, at the Days Inn
2 p.m. Jeffrey’s, meeting at Jeffrey’s Legion
7 p.m. Port au Basque, meeting at Bruce 2 Sports Centre

Thursday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Burgeo, meeting location to be announced

Friday, Nov. 18
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show 2016 - Mile One Center, St. John’s

Saturday, Nov. 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show 2016 - Mile One Center, St. John’s