FISH-NL's parting message

FISH-NL ends membership drive; won't be filing 2nd application for certification

Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL, gave the following statement this morning, Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019:

 

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Competition Bureau closes investigation into collusion involving fish processors; harvesters wouldn’t name names

Fishermen advised of more confidential, ‘whistleblower’ way to lodge complaints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 22st, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is disappointed to learn that the federal Competition Bureau has closed its investigation into recent allegations of collusion involving fish processing companies.

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FISH-NL extends membership drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is extending its membership drive to reach more inshore harvesters.

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FISH-NL condemns FFAW publicity stunt; calls on union to reveal funding from oil and gas industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Nov. 4th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) calls the FFAW-Unifor’s submission of a land bid this morning to protect crab grounds a publicity stunt to deflect attention from the final days of FISH-NL’s membership drive.

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FISH-NL plans Day of Action for Nov. 6th: ’We need more fight to make this work’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 1st, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is organizing a Day of Action for Wednesday, Nov. 6th — a final opportunity for the province’s inshore harvesters to break free from the FFAW-Unifor.

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A rare find — an FFAW-Unifor financial report

FISH-NL has come across a rare find — an FFAW-Unifor financial report. In theory, union members are supposed to have access to the financial information of their union, but inshore harvesters have been denied such information for years. Until now. 

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FISH-NL launches ‘Full-Steam Ahead’ crowdfunding campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 2019

FISH-NL launched the “Full-Steam Ahead” public crowdfunding campaign today to raise $40,000 to support the ongoing province-wide membership drive.

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Federal Liberals treat East Coast fishery as ‘second class’; move to ban at-sea fish farms off BC but not eastern Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the Liberal Party of Canada of talking out of both sides of its mouth for promising to phase out at-sea salmon farms in British Columbia while ignoring Eastern Canada.

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FISH-NL launches province-wide tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Sept. 9th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) began the second wave of its membership drive this morning with the launch of a province-wide tour.

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FISH-NL writes Premier with ‘serious concerns’ over relationship between FFAW and provincial corporation that runs fish harvester registration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Aug. 30th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has written the premier with serious concerns about how the provincial corporation responsible for the professionalization of inshore harvesters has been portraying itself.

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