Access to justice denied; Labour Board refuses FISH-NL request to live-stream upcoming hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 13th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is dismayed that the province’s Labour Relations Board has rejected a request to broadcast an upcoming hearing on social media, meaning thousands of inshore harvesters around the province won’t be able to witness the proceedings.

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FISH-NL accuses NL NDP leader of applying double standards in labour relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses provincial NDP leader Gerry Rogers of applying double standards in supporting locked out workers in Gander while turning her back on the province’s inshore fish harvesters.

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FISH-NL welcomes appointment of new federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans (even though he’s from B.C.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) congratulates British Columbia MP Jonathan Wilkinson’s appointment as Canada’s new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

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FISH-NL hires province’s top labour lawyer; Aug. 20th set as date for hearing before Labour Relations Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) wishes to inform inshore harvesters and the public at large that Aug. 20th has been set as the date for a hearing before the province’s Labour Relations Board.

 

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FISH-NL demands Ottawa explain itself in light of massive cuts to caplin quotas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 29th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is demanding Ottawa explain itself in light of huge cuts to caplin quotas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off eastern and southern Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Canadian Confederation of Unions contributes $10,000 to FISH-NL’s legal fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 29th, 2018

https://www.gofundme.com/boots-on-the-deckThe Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has been pledged a $10,000 contribution from the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU), the only association of independent, democratic unions in the country.

 

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FISH-NL calls on Ottawa to release 2018 caplin management plan for the Gulf; roll over last year’s quota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the Government of Canada to release the 2018 caplin management plan for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and recommends a roll over of last year’s quota.

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FISH-NL says inshore harvesters and aboriginals should have to abide by same fishing regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says two sets of commercial fishing rules for aboriginal versus non-aboriginal harvesters are creating an unfair playing field on the northwest Atlantic.

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La Scie fisherman Terry Ryan donates $10,000 to FISH-NL’s Go Fund Me campaign; challenges other harvesters to step up to the plate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Well-known fisherman Terry Ryan of La Scie is contributing $10,000 to FISH-NL’s Go Fund Me Campaign to raise enough money to force a vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate.

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FISH-NL calls for resignation of federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for Dominic LeBlanc’s resignation in light of his failure to address the current fisheries crisis. 

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