Throwback Thursday: Confederation’s greatest failure? Fisheries management …

Chronic fishery mismanagement Confederation’s dismal failure

by Helen Forsey

National Office | The Monitor November 1, 2011

It has been called “managed annihilation,” “Confederation’s greatest failure,” “a national embarrassment, a national shame.” 

 

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FISH-NL pleased with DFO measures to help harvesters impacted by severe ice; still no word on ice compensation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with measures announced today by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to help fish harvesters impacted by severe ice conditions off Newfoundland’s northeast coast.

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FISH-NL questions whether FFAW has been bought and paid for by offshore oil industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the FFAW to reveal details of its financial arrangements with the offshore oil industry to address questions of conflict of interest.

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FISH-NL says time for Ottawa to stop stringing along harvesters impacted by severe ice conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the Government of Canada to stop stringing along the province’s inshore harvesters and start making decisions regarding help for those impacted this year by severe ice conditions.

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FISH-NL calls on FFAW to come clean on details of marine escort fees; show compassion to members who owe back dues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the FFAW to come clean and reveal the “administrative fee” the union charges fishing boat owners hired by oil companies as marine escorts.

On another front, FISH-NL is calling on the FFAW to show compassion to members who owe back dues — given the slash in quotas and severe ice conditions — and allow repayment over a broader time frame.

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FISH-NL calls on Ottawa for ice compensation/gear replacement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to extend EI benefits for fish harvesters on Newfoundland’s northeast coast impacted by severe ice conditions.

FISH-NL also says harvesters who lost crab gear should be compensated because the federal government should not have opened the fishery in their areas.

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FISH-NL claims victory with DFO measures to help inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with recent measures announced by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to help mitigate the impact of declining quotas and strengthen enterprise viability.

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Unifor preaches democracy in Ontario and communism in NL: FISH-NL 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the president of Canada’s largest private-sector union is also the country’s biggest hypocrite. 

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FISH-NL pleased Ball government onside with flexibility in harvesting rules this year to help harvesters stay afloat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased that the Dwight Ball administration is onside with a proposal for flexibility in this year’s harvesting rules, including buddying up to help harvesters cut down on expenses.

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FISH-NL describes price of cod as ‘scandalous’ and another example of FFAW conflict; renews call for province to allow in outside buyers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the 2017 price of cod recently negotiated by the FFAW is an insult to the province’s inshore harvesters, and renews its call for the province to allow in outside buyers.

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