FISH-NL against proposals to grant Labrador harvesters 25% of northern cod quota; calls on FFAW-Unifor to reveal its stand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is against proposals that could see 25 per cent of the northern cod quota allocated to harvesters from Labrador and processed there.

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FISH-NL expects NDP to be tail that wags Liberal dog regarding inshore fishery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 17th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s New Democratic Party is positioned to force changes to the Liberal agenda, including $20 million targeted for seismic blasting, and sea-cage aquaculture off the south coast.

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2019 PRICE OF COD INSULT TO HARVESTERS: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the 2019 negotiated price of cod is an insult to inshore harvesters.

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Liberal party responds to FISH-NL survey on inshore fishery: high hopes for aquaculture; doesn’t rule out raw material sharing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 13th, 2019

The province’s Liberal Party has responded to a FISH-NL survey on major inshore fishery issues, setting ambitious aquaculture targets and not ruling out a possible return to controversial raw material sharing.

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PCs respond to FISH-NL survey: Crosbie advised against outside buyers; imagines an ‘Atlantic fisheries accord’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 13th, 2019

Ches Crosbie says Newfoundland and Labrador should become principle beneficiary of adjacent fish stocks and “imagines” an Atlantic fisheries accord similar to the Atlantic Accord for oil and gas, but the PC Leader also supports offshore seismic activity, and has been advised against outside buyers.

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Harp seals and outside buyers not on list of fishery issues province’s NDP prepared to ‘champion’: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

While the province’s New Democratic Party supports the principle of adjacency, moving away from “environmentally destructive” sea-cage aquaculture, and is “deeply concerned” about the impact of offshore seismic activity, Leader Alison Coffin doesn’t address other inshore fishery issues including harp seals and outside buyers.

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FISH-NL calls on provincial parties to reveal stands on major fishery issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the four political parties in the upcoming provincial election to spell out where they stand on eight major inshore fishery issues:

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FISH-NL to proceed with second application for certification; internal polling puts support at up to 66 per cent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) will proceed with a second application for certification — including a province-wide membership drive to begin Aug. 1st — to break inshore harvesters away from their current union.

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FISH-NL calls on Ottawa for ice compensation for west coast harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23rd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to extend EI benefits for fish harvesters on Newfoundland’s west coast impacted by severe ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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FISH-NL condemns $20 million in spending on seismic blasting; Grand Banks ‘desperate’ for a break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns the decision by the Dwight Ball government to spend another $20 million this year on seismic blasting in the province’s offshore.

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