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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FISH-NL supports calls for independent offshore environmental authority; FFAW-Unifor must come clean with oil industry funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) supports calls for an independent authority to oversee the environment in the province’s offshore oil and gas industry.

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Inshore harvesters offered second chance to break free of FFAW-Unifor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Monday, Aug. 12th, 2019 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is launching today its second membership drive for inshore harvesters to finally break free of the FFAW/Unifor.

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Caplin harvesters take over DFO office in Twillingate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Aug. 1st, 2019

Upwards of 30 inshore harvesters took over the Fisheries and Oceans office in Twillingate this morning to protest the department’s failure to open the caplin fishery off Newfoundland’s northeast coast in fishing zone 3K.

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FISH-NL concerned over church’s proposal to build over final resting place of thousands of migrant fishermen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has serious concerns over a proposal by the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to construct an annex adjacent to the church that could disturb the burial ground of thousands of migrant fishermen.

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FISH-NL calls for immediate halt to all fishing for northern cod outside stewardship fishery; independent assessment of DFO science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for an immediate halt to all fishing for northern cod outside of the small-scale stewardship fishery in light of alarming new research that questions the federal science on the state of the stock.

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FISH-NL calls for elimination of cod quality program; five years later and price per pound has declined

“The cod quality project serves no other purpose than to extract fish from fishermen, and into the FFAW.”— Jason Sullivan, FISH-NL’s secretary-treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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