NL fishery near breaking point: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017  

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) describes the protest Friday at the headquarters of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans as a warning of rising unrest within the fishing industry.

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Statement from FISH-NL

As President of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL), I and FISH-NL apologize to the FFAW for referring to them as the salt-water mafia.

 

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Snow-crab cuts another body blow to fishery; special allocation with links to FFAW should be cut immediately: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 3rd, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s fishing industry took yet another body blow today with news that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans cut the overall snow crab quota by 22 per cent.

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Shrimp cuts impact harvesters/rural communities like a hammer: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 31st, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the massive cut to the northern shrimp quota off the Great Northern Peninsula and southern Labrador (Shrimp Fishing Area 6) has hit the inshore fleet and adjacent communities like a hammer.

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FISH-NL disappointed with limited reopening of seal hunt; not what was asked for or indicated would happen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is disappointed with a decision by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to reopen the seal hunt to a limited harvest between March 28-April 7.

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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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