Inshore harvesters offered second chance to break free of FFAW-Unifor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Monday, Aug. 12th, 2019 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is launching today its second membership drive for inshore harvesters to finally break free of the FFAW/Unifor.

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Caplin harvesters take over DFO office in Twillingate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Aug. 1st, 2019

Upwards of 30 inshore harvesters took over the Fisheries and Oceans office in Twillingate this morning to protest the department’s failure to open the caplin fishery off Newfoundland’s northeast coast in fishing zone 3K.

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FISH-NL concerned over church’s proposal to build over final resting place of thousands of migrant fishermen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has serious concerns over a proposal by the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to construct an annex adjacent to the church that could disturb the burial ground of thousands of migrant fishermen.

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FISH-NL calls for immediate halt to all fishing for northern cod outside stewardship fishery; independent assessment of DFO science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for an immediate halt to all fishing for northern cod outside of the small-scale stewardship fishery in light of alarming new research that questions the federal science on the state of the stock.

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FISH-NL calls for elimination of cod quality program; five years later and price per pound has declined

“The cod quality project serves no other purpose than to extract fish from fishermen, and into the FFAW.”— Jason Sullivan, FISH-NL’s secretary-treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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FISH-NL asks Ottawa for review of quota-sharing arrangements of adjacent stocks

“There should be no difference between the fish and oil off our shores in terms of who the principle beneficiary must be — Newfoundland and Labrador.”

— Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL

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FISH-NL calls on federal Competition Bureau to investigation allegation of collusion among processing companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 31st, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is asking the federal Competition Bureau to investigate an allegation of collusion involving fish processing companies on the Great Northern Peninsula.

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FISH-NL says rules around ice compensation mean few harvesters will qualify, calls on Ottawa to amend program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says emergency financial assistance announced recently by Ottawa for inshore harvesters kept ashore by severe ice conditions won’t end up helping many of them out.

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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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