FFAW owes apology to family of dead fisherman for telling them they don’t qualify for death benefits when they do: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 11th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor owes an apology to the family of a young fisherman who died tragically earlier this month for telling them they didn’t qualify for $30,000 in death benefits when they, in fact, qualify for at least half. 

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FISH-NL reiterates call for province to lift ban on outside buyers; inshore harvesters aren’t fishing cod on northeast coast, no where to sell it

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 7th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is reiterating its call for the provincial government to lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial market place for all species.

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FISH-NL says Canada’s fishery reputation was shot long before the death of 10 right whales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 4th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s has some explaining to do regarding his statement that the recent death of right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence pose a threat to Canada’s reputation.

 

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‘Unreasonable delay,’ FISH-NL urges Labour Board to call immediate vote for fishermen to choose their union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 1st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the province’s Labour Relations Board to conduct an immediate vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union they want to represent them.

 

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FISH-NL says federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc missing boat on problems plaguing industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is outraged with an attack by the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on the province’s inshore harvesters.

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Inshore harvesters of the Great Forgotten Peninsula are in trouble

Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL, gave the following speech on Sunday, July 23rd, in Hawke’s Bay on the Great Northern Peninsula. Many harvesters bowed out of the meeting, requesting to meet me before and after one-on-one, fearing repercussions from the FFAW-Unifor.

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Police lay charge stemming from April protest at DFO headquarters; FISH-NL says authorities setting bad precedent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is shocked to learn a charge has been laid against an inshore harvester from La Scie involved in an April demonstration at the St. John’s headquarters of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

 

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FFAW-Unifor flip flops on support for Marine Protected Area off Newfoundland’s South coast after FISH-NL embarrasses union into it 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor’s last-minute objections to proposed regulations governing a Marine Protected Area (MPA) off the province’s south coast — after initially supporting them — is an attempt to cover its incompetence.

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FISH-NL schedules meeting on Great Northern Peninsula to discuss threat to inshore harvesters and plan to secure their future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has scheduled a meeting for inshore harvesters of the Great Northern Peninsula for 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23rd, at the Torrent River Inn in Hawke’s Bay.

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South coast cod by the numbers

Attention inshore harvesters from Newfoundland’s south coast, known in industry circles as fishing zone 3Ps.

Here’s the story on cod.

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