Paper names and paper numbers; FFAW-Unifor's dues-paying list more smoke and mirrors: FISH-NL  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor is playing its usual smoke and mirrors with regards to a report released this afternoon by the province’s Labour Relations Board.

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FISH-NL calls for immediate action on northern cod, including moratorium on seismic; harvest of more seals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 19, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) recommends Ottawa follow scientific advice on northern cod and restrict removals from all sources to the lowest possible level until the stock clears the critical zone.

 

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Broken down coast guard ship delays spring science survey; DFO’s mismanagement borders on criminal negligence: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the delay of the 2018 multi-species survey in waters off the province because of a broken down science vessel is yet another example of Ottawa’s ongoing gross mismanagement of the fisheries.

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FISH-NL reiterates call for province to allow in outside buyers after panel sets 2018 snow crab price at far less than the mainland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the decision of the Fish Price Setting Panel to set the 2018 price for snow crab at $4.55 a pound — well below the price paid to crab harvesters in the Maritimes — supports the call to open the provincial market to outside buyers.

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‘Harvesters can’t be permitted to harvest whenever they want’

FFAW-UNIFOR CROSSES UNION/MANAGER LINE 

FFAW-Uniform President Keith Sullivan was correct in a letter published in the Weekend Telegram — the latest news on the health of northern cod isn’t cause to “panic.”

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THE LAST FISH SUPPER

Northern cod is in trouble again, and fingers of blame point in many directions, but the bull’s-eye is on the FFAW-Unifor's head. It was the union (secretary-treasurer Dave Decker specifically), along with west coast businessman/Fish Lord Bill Barry, that came up with the idea of/created the NL Groundfish Industry Development Council (GIDC).

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FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock, including relationship between DFO and FFAW 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a dramatic decline in northern cod below 1992’s moratorium level reflects “epic” mismanagement that isn’t characteristic of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans with other fisheries across Canada.

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DFO in NL has ‘completely lost touch with inshore harvesters’ and the FFAW-Unifor has lost its way

I gave the following presentation this morning (March 22nd) before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa. The committee is studying commercial fishing vessel length policy as it applies to the Atlantic provinces. Also appearing before the committee were fishermen Jason Sullivan and John Will Brazil, as well as Merv Wiseman.

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Unifor and the 'stench of hypocrisy'

Why is Mary Shortall still president of the NL Federation of Labour?

As a member of Unifor, the country’s largest private-sector union, Shortall should have resigned in January when her union pulled out of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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FFAW-Unifor files Supreme Court application in ‘desperate’ attempt to block vote on union representation: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) describes the latest legal maneuvers by the FFAW-Unifor to try and derail a vote by inshore harvesters on their union representation as an “act of desperation.”

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