FISH-NL convention set for Jan. 24th in Gander; nominations open for 2018 Inshore Harvester of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has set Jan. 24th, 2019 as the date for its next convention and election of officers at Gander’s Albatross Hotel.

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Ottawa’s delay of harp seal count unacceptable: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a delay by Fisheries and Oceans in carrying out a count of the harp seal population is unacceptable.  

 

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Fake outrage: FISH-NL accuses FFAW of hypocrisy over new snow crab management strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the FFAW-Unifor of hypocrisy for its outrage over Ottawa’s lack of consultation on a new snow crab management strategy, when the union has been involved for years.

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Over 500 harvesters rally to break away from FFAW; FISH-NL plans second certification application for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) surpassed its goal Wednesday of signing up 500 dues-paying inshore harvesters, and will push forward with a convention this fall and second certification application in 2019.

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FISH-NL plans second certification application for 2019, but only if harvesters step up to the plate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) announced plans today to move forward with a second application for certification in 2019, but only if inshore harvesters agree to pay dues.

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FISH-NL accuses FFAW of conflict of interest in accepting funds from offshore oil companies/industry regulator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Oct. 19th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) questions the ability of the FFAW-Unifor to hold the offshore oil industry to account for its impact on the fishery when the industry has been funding the union for years.

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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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