FISH-NL calls on Ottawa for ice compensation for west coast harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23rd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to extend EI benefits for fish harvesters on Newfoundland’s west coast impacted by severe ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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FISH-NL condemns $20 million in spending on seismic blasting; Grand Banks ‘desperate’ for a break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns the decision by the Dwight Ball government to spend another $20 million this year on seismic blasting in the province’s offshore.

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Fight or fold, FISH-NL issues final challenge to inshore harvesters

The following press release was issued by FISH-NL earlier today, followed by remarks delivered by President Ryan Cleary during a news conference at the union office in downtown St. John’s.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 8th, 2019

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Ottawa reverses cut to Gulf shrimp quota; FISH-NL savours win for inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased to learn that Fisheries and Oceans has reversed its decision to cut the 2019 northern shrimp quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the province’s inshore harvesters.

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FISH-NL says Confederation a failure in terms of fisheries management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 29th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says with the approach of the 70th anniversary of Confederation it’s worth reflecting that one of the greatest failures of Newfoundland and Labrador’s union with Canada has been the management of the commercial fisheries.

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Ottawa cuts shrimp quota in Gulf; divide between science/fishermen never greater: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns a 15 per cent cut to the 2019 northern shrimp quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the province’s inshore harvesters.

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The FFAW's 'march of madness'

20 REASONS HOW THE FFAW ITSELF IS THREATENING THE FISHERY'S SURVIVAL 

The FFAW-Unifor demonstration Wednesday through downtown St. John’s was described to me as a “march of deception." I disagreed — no one’ s been deceived. The facts have been laid out for all to see over the two and a half years that FISH-NL has battled the FFAW. Instead, I would call the protest a “march of madness.” FFAW supporters demonstrated to “fight for the future of our fisheries” when the union itself has been threatening their survival.

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FFAW has done worse damage to fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor has done worse damage to the province’s commercial fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting.

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FISH-NL repeats call for FFAW-Unifor to disclose money paid by oil industry; potential union conflict ‘taints’ seismic research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is repeating its call for the FFAW-Unifor to disclose the amount of money the union receives from oil and gas companies.

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FISH-NL charges Offshore Fishery Association with advertising ‘misleading’ information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Federation of Inshore Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says an  ongoing advertising campaign by the Offshore Fishery Association promoting its economic impact is misleading until certain facts are revealed.

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