25 years after northern cod moratorium, a crisis in quotes

Crisis in quotes

 CAST AWAY

“Cast away, to be forced from a ship by a disaster.”

The Mariner’s Dictionary, as quoted in The Shipping News.

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FISH-NL calls on C-NLOPB to suspend seismic work in light of potential impact on basis of marine food chain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has requested that the C-NLOPB immediately suspend seismic work  off Newfoundland and Labrador in light of a new study that found the intense acoustic signals may damage critical elements of the marine food chain.

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FISH-NL advises Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to cancel 2017 sentinel cod program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has written federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc recommending that he cancel the 2017 sentinel cod program.

 

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FISH-NL says FFAW no longer entitled to represent inshore harvesters; urges Labour Board to order immediate vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22nd, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s Labour Relations Board should proceed immediately to a vote of inshore harvesters to decide which union would best represent them.

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FISH-NL questions whether province’s Federation of Labour still supports FFAW after union convicted of deceiving members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is questioning whether the province’s Federation of Labour still stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the FFAW since the union has been convicted in court of deceiving its membership.

 

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FISH-NL calls on FFAW President Keith Sullivan to apologize to members; Dave Decker should resign and Jason Spingle should be fired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Keith Sullivan, president of the FFAW-Unifor, to publicly apologize to his members after an appeal court ruled in favour of scallop harvesters who were deceived by the union.

 

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FISH-NL recommends Ottawa cancel 2017 sentinel cod program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) recommends that Ottawa cancel the 2017 sentinel cod program, a series of tests fisheries around the province first introduced when stocks were under moratoria.

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FISH-NL applauds appeal court decision reaffirming FFAW failed its membership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) applauds an appeal court decision today reaffirming the FFAW failed its membership.

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FISH-NL raises concerns of conflict of interest over marine escort contract awarded to FFAW executive member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the FFAW-Unifor to explain an apparent conflict of interest involving an executive member of the union who won a lucrative marine escort contract with the offshore oil industry.

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FISH-NL pleased Ottawa delivers on ice compensation for fish harvesters — finally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased that the federal government has finally come through with help for fish harvesters impacted by this year’s severe ice conditions.

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