FISH-NL wins first battle against salt-water mafia

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Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has won the first battle in its bid to represent the province’s inshore fish harvesters.

 

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Fisheries Minister undecided on outside buyers; wants them to contact him directly

NL Fisheries Minister Steve Crocker has yet to decide whether to lift restrictions on outside fish buyers, encouraging them to contact him directly.

“I have not yet decided how to proceed with groundfish market development opportunities for 2017, and would welcome any further input you may wish to provide,” Crocker wrote in a Feb. 20th letter to FISH-NL. “In particular, if you are aware of outside buyers who are interested in coming into the province and participating in buying activities on the same basis as NL processors, feel free to encourage them to contact my office.”

 

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La La Labour Land

Good day NL, all ships at sea, and inhabitants of La La Labour Land — in particular, its leading citizens, the FFAW executive. 

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Labour Board Hearing Thursday

Attention fish harvesters far and wide. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, 9:30 a.m., at the Labour Relations Board (Beothuck Building, 20 Crosbie Pl., St. John's.) 

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Hearing Tuesday into release of FFAW membership list

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 Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) welcomes a hearing called by the Labour Relations Board over the FFAW’s failure to release its membership list of inshore fish harvesters. 

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'The FFAW stands between harvesters and hope'

The clearest, most obvious example of the FFAW’s inherent conflict of interest in representing plant workers, offshore trawlermen and inshore harvesters was a notice posted last week inside the Arnold’s Cove plant. 

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Is the FRC still not-for-profit, and did the FFAW skim off millions in profit?

A question for the FFAW: The FRC, the union-owned dockside monitoring company, operated for years as a not-for-profit organization, but there's no mention of not-for-profit on the new FRC website.

Why is that? 

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What does the FFAW do with millions of dollars in shrimp slush fund?

Most NL harvesters are familiar with the FFAW’s “shrimp slush fund.” 

But few harvesters, if any, have any idea where the tens of millions of dollars have been spent since it was created in the early 2000s.

In 2015 alone, shrimp harvesters in fishing zone 3L estimate they contributed $1.8 million to the fund.

 

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FFAW attempt to block release of membership list ‘sure sign of guilt of exaggeration’: FISH-NL

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Monday, Jan. 16th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns a move by the FFAW to try and prevent the release of the union’s list of inshore fish harvesters.

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FISH-NL renews call for province to allow in outside buyers

FISH-NL renews call for province to allow in outside buyers;
ensure provincially owned quotas caught by inshore harvesters

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Friday, Jan. 14th, 2017

In light of declining south coast cod stocks, the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is renewing its call that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species.

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