The FFAW's 'march of madness'

20 REASONS HOW THE FFAW ITSELF IS THREATENING THE FISHERY'S SURVIVAL 

The FFAW-Unifor demonstration Wednesday through downtown St. John’s was described to me as a “march of deception." I disagreed — no one’ s been deceived. The facts have been laid out for all to see over the two and a half years that FISH-NL has battled the FFAW. Instead, I would call the protest a “march of madness.” FFAW supporters demonstrated to “fight for the future of our fisheries” when the union itself has been threatening their survival.

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FFAW has done worse damage to fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor has done worse damage to the province’s commercial fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting.

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FISH-NL repeats call for FFAW-Unifor to disclose money paid by oil industry; potential union conflict ‘taints’ seismic research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is repeating its call for the FFAW-Unifor to disclose the amount of money the union receives from oil and gas companies.

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FISH-NL charges Offshore Fishery Association with advertising ‘misleading’ information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Federation of Inshore Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says an  ongoing advertising campaign by the Offshore Fishery Association promoting its economic impact is misleading until certain facts are revealed.

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FISH-NL takes stand against precautionary approach management system for snow crab; ‘inshore harvesters don’t want it’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Wednesday, March 6th

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has taken a stand against the implementation of the so-called ‘precautionary approach’ management system in the commercial snow crab fishery.

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FFAW-Unifor tightens grip on NL fishery; former executive takes helm of fish processing licensing board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 4th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is shocked that a one-time executive member of the FFAW-Unifor has been quietly appointed to chair the provincial board with a key role in licensing fish plants and buyers. 

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Investigation requested into how FFAW-Unifor conducts meetings

Union accused of manipulation/pushing its own agenda

“The FFAW must clean up its act and implement better meeting practices before they can advise anyone on fishery management issues. The union must deal with the real issues instead of made-up ones that push the agendas of a few.”

 

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C-NLOPB ‘waking up’ to concerns over impact of offshore seismic activity: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is frustrated the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board isn’t prepared to suspend offshore seismic work, but encouraged the offshore oil and gas regulator is waking up to concerns.

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FISH-NL pleased with DFO move to increase seal licences; first step in addressing population

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is encouraged that Fisheries and Oceans has finally moved to increase the number of commercial seal licences — the first step to combating the massive population.

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Escalating war between fish processors/buyers exposes inshore harvesters have been ‘royally screwed’ on price of fish: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the existing system of setting fish prices in the province is broken beyond repair, and must be scuttled.

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