FISH-NL questions quiet reopening of Canadian ports to banned Faroese and Greenland trawlers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to explain its decision almost a year ago to quietly reopen Canadian ports to trawlers from the Faroe Islands and Greenland that had been banned for overfishing northern shrimp. 

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Top 25 NL fishery quotes of 2017

The following are the top 25 quotes from the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery for 2017, as assembled by FISH-NL.

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FISH-NL asks federal Fisheries Minister to investigate Labrador shrimp allocation

FISH-NL wrote federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc in November to request his department investigate a committee representing inshore harvesters on the Labrador coast that oversees an allocation of northern shrimp. To date (Dec. 13th), LeBlanc has yet to respond. 

 

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FFAW payback: FISH-NL supporters say union pressured DFO to close cod fishery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017

Well-know Grand Bank fisherman Wayne Meade accuses the FFAW-Unifor of being behind a recent federal Fisheries and Oceans decision to shut down the cod fishery in a small area of Fortune Bay because most inshore harvesters who were fishing there are FISH-NL supporters.

 

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Fish-NL survey nets only two of three responses from by-election candidates; Liberal frontrunner refuses to make specific commitments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) reports that two of three candidates from the mainstream political parties in the upcoming federal byelection in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity have responded to a survey on major fishery issues in the riding.

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Labour Board removes investigator assigned to FISH-NL’s certification application; entire process ‘a nightmare’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is deeply concerned that the investigator with the province’s Labour Relations Board assigned to its application for certification has been removed from the file almost a year after taking it on.

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FISH-NL calls on candidates in federal by-election to take a stand on fishery issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on candidates in the upcoming federal byelection of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity to spell out where they stand on five major fishery issues in the riding:

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FISH-NL says DFO has blood on its hands; department policy contributed to deaths of four Shea Heights fishermen in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 27th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a report by the Transportation Safety Board into the death of four fishermen off Cape Spear in September 2016 confirms the tragedy was the result of Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy.

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On World Fisheries Day FISH-NL reiterates call for Trudeau to apologize to NL for fisheries mismanagement 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is reiterating its call for Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to formally apologize to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for fisheries mismanagement, which continues to threaten the province’s sustainability.

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FISH-NL condemns Ottawa’s decision to reopen south coast cod fishery to offshore factory-freezer trawlers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10th, 2017 

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans is out to destroy the inshore fishery off Newfoundland’s south coast with its decision Friday to reopen the cod fishery to offshore factory-freezer trawlers.

 

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