FFAW cowers away from province-wide debate with FISH-NL

FFAW cowers away from province-wide debate with FISH-NL

FISH-NL was made aware today the FFAW has refused a request from CBC to participate in a province-wide debate.

“This is a slap in the face to Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvesters,” said FISH-NL President Ryan Cleary. “Fish harvesters have expressed concerns about the absence of transparency and a lack of consultation by the FFAW, which the FFAW ignores at its peril.”

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FISH-NL challenges FFAW to province-wide debate

FISH-NL challenges FFAW (a.k.a. ‘salt-water mafia’) to province-wide debate  

 

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Monday, Nov. 28th, 2016 

 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is challenging the FFAW to a public debate on the representation of the province’s fish harvesters.

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FISH-NL announces third leg of province-wide tour

FISH-NL announces third leg of province-wide tour 

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Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) will begin the third leg of a provincial tour this coming Monday, Nov. 28th, covering Fortune Bay, the Burin Peninsula, the Cape Shore and the Southern Shore.”

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FISH-NL obtains copy of secret northern cod management plan

FISH-NL obtains copy of secret northern cod management plan 

 

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Friday, Nov. 25th, 2016 

 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has obtained a copy of the 2016 Northern Cod Management Plan, almost six months after the FFAW and a number of seafood processors pitched it to the federal government.

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FISH-NL Provincial Tour: Leg 2

FISH-NL announces second leg of province-wide tour 

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Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) will begin the second leg of a provincial tour this coming Monday, Nov. 21st, with dozens of stops along Newfoundland’s northeast coast, from Jackson’s Arm to Hickman’s Harbour.

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FISH-NL Provincial Tour: Leg 1

FISH-NL announces first leg of province-wide tour

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Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) will begin the first leg of a provincial tour this week, with dozens of stops in Labrador, the Great Northern Peninsula, and western Newfoundland.

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The Salt and Pepper Revolution

Ryan Cleary gave the following speech on Oct. 27th at the Albatros Hotel in Gander to start the founding convention of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL). Salt and pepper refers to the hair colour of most harvesters, who are middle aged or older. 
Good morning, 
Welcome to the founding convention of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador — or FISH-NL. 
I ran into a fine crowd in the hotel this morning from Francois on the south coast. 
They came a long way to get here — a three-hour boat trip, and then a six-hour drive.
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Is John Risely out to gut Ocean Choice International like a fish?

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DFO Mismanagement

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