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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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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