Seal hunt to reopen by March 28th

FISH-NL: Seal hunt to reopen by March 28th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has received notice that Ottawa will reopen the harp and hood seal hunt to all harvesters and all fleets in Newfoundland and Labrador by March 28. 

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Only enough room for one fleet; Ottawa must remove offshore from northern shrimp fishery

FISH-NL calls on Ottawa to reserve northern shrimp quota off northeast coast/ southern Labrador for inshore fleet in light of expected dramatic cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 24th, 2017 

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FISH-NL calls on Ottawa to reopen seal hunt by March 25th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to reopen by March 25th the harp and hood seal hunt to all harvesters and all fleets in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Labour Relations Board orders release of FFAW/ASP lists of inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, March 11th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with the latest order of the province’s Labour Relations Board regarding the release of membership lists of commercial inshore harvesters.

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Military’s search and rescue personal are “best of the best,” but service is not

FISH-NL tells Senate committee response times of Cormorant helicopters don’t cut it; Labrador doesn’t even have one 

Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL, gave the following presentation in St. John’s Wednesday, March 8, before a Senate Fisheries and Oceans Committee studying the issue of Maritime Search and Rescue.

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FISH-NL launches province-wide fundraising drive — Fish or cut bait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is today launching a major fundraising drive — Fish or cut bait — to support the break-away union’s certification application before the Labour Relations Board.

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FISH-NL calls for external review of DFO

FISH-NL calls for independent, expert review of DFO in light
of reported dramatic decline of key stocks in waters off province 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 

 

 

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FISH-NL wins first battle against salt-water mafia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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