Harvesters plan protest fishery over DFO decision to close mackerel fishery in Newfoundland, while leaving open in Maritimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 2018

Inshore harvesters on Newfoundland’s northeast coast plan to hold a protest fishery for mackerel Wednesday evening over the decision by Fisheries and Oceans to shut down the Atlantic fishery, while leaving it open for harvesters from the Maritimes. 

 

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Northern cod fall fishery a circus, breeding unrest and contempt between fishermen and fleets: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 15th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) calls FFAW/Unifor-orchestrated changes to this fall’s northern cod stewardship fishery a circus, and the most divisive to date. 

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The labour lie: FISH-NL reacts to Labour Board decision dismissing its application for certification

The province’s Labour Relations Board has defined an inshore harvester as anyone who pays dues to the FFAW-Unifor. “That definition does not hold water within the dynamics and practices of today’s fishery, which renders the Board’s definition of an inshore harvester a lie.”

Edited versions of the following letter to the editor are published in today’s Telegram, and the latest edition of the Newfoundland Herald.

 

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FISH-NL statement on labour board decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 28th, 2018
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is in the process or reviewing the decision by the province’s Labour Relations Board to dismiss its application for certification.

 

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FISH-NL calls on DFO to take direct control of scientific quota of redfish in the Gulf 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to take direct control of a scientific quota of redfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 

 

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FISH-NL calls on DFO to halt FFAW fishery for northern cod, leave fish for harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans to immediately cancel this year’s northern cod quality project, and leave the fish for struggling inshore harvesters to catch.

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FISH-NL demands Prime Minister fire Dominic LeBlanc from cabinet; Premier and all seven MPs must do the same 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fire MP Dominic LeBlanc from the federal cabinet for breaking conflict of interest rules when he was minister of Fisheries and Oceans. 

 

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FISH-NL calls on DFO to continue direct consultations with inshore harvesters 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Sept. 6th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to once again hold direct consultations with inshore harvesters.

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Labour Relations Board agrees to consider FISH-NL’s arguments for proceeding with immediate vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Aug. 24th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is encouraged that the province’s Labour Relations Board has agreed to consider its arguments to proceed with an immediate vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate.

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FISH-NL asks federal Auditor General to investigate sentinel cod fisheries 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Aug. 17th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has asked the Auditor General of Canada to investigate DFO’s management of the sentinel cod fisheries in the province. 

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