FISH-NL says inshore harvesters charged $1,000 by their own union for tuna tags, more than fish is worth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 25th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is questioning why the FFAW-Unifor is charging inshore harvesters $1,000 for a bluefin tuna tag when fishermen can’t get much more than that from the sale of a fish.

 

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FISH-NL says proposed Liberal tax changes will hurt inshore harvesters when they sell out; drive up the cost of licences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says proposed federal tax changes will negatively impact many inshore harvesters when they sell out.

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Cox’s cove fisherman trucks cod fillet to Quebec and sells out in under an hour, boosting argument for outside buyers: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the actions of a Cox’s Cove fisherman this week in trucking cod fillet to Quebec and selling it for a profit boosts the argument for the province to allow in outside buyers.

 

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FISH-NL calls for reopening of Terms of Union with Canada; state of fisheries national shame, international disgrace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14th, 2017 

The President of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s Terms of Union with Canada must be reopened with regards to fisheries management, given the critical state of the industry 68 years into Confederation. 

 

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FFAW bloated with millions more in fees and government revenue than union dues: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) estimates the FFAW-Unifor will be fed by almost $5 million more this year from harvester fees and government sources than from membership dues, proving the union has lost its way.

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FISH-NL accuses FFAW-Unifor of hypocrisy, preaching ‘fair access’ for inshore harvesters while squeezing them out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 7th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the FFAW-Unifor of another act of hypocrisy, this time for preaching “fair access” to adjacent resources for inshore harvesters while, in practice, squeezing them out of the industry.

 

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The origins of the FFAW

Earle McCurdy and Richard Cashin used the resources, finances
and confidential information from the UFCW to join the CAW

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FISH-NL’s request for immediate vote denied by Labour Board; inshore harvesters most controlled labour group in western world

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is disappointed that the province’s Labour Relations Board has denied its recent request for an immediate vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate.

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FISH-NL releases correspondence in response to its call for immediate vote for inshore harvesters to decide their union fate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) was forwarded correspondence today in response to its Aug. 15th letter asking the Labour Relations Board to proceed immediately with a vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union they want to represent them.

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FISH-NL urges provincial government to establish Fishery Stress Line similar to one for western farmers 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the provincial government to establish a Fishery Stress Line to help inshore harvesters access help for mental health.

 

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