What does the FFAW do with millions of dollars in shrimp slush fund?

Most NL harvesters are familiar with the FFAW’s “shrimp slush fund.” 

But few harvesters, if any, have any idea where the tens of millions of dollars have been spent since it was created in the early 2000s.

In 2015 alone, shrimp harvesters in fishing zone 3L estimate they contributed $1.8 million to the fund.

 

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FFAW attempt to block release of membership list ‘sure sign of guilt of exaggeration’: FISH-NL

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Monday, Jan. 16th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns a move by the FFAW to try and prevent the release of the union’s list of inshore fish harvesters.

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FISH-NL renews call for province to allow in outside buyers

FISH-NL renews call for province to allow in outside buyers;
ensure provincially owned quotas caught by inshore harvesters

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Friday, Jan. 14th, 2017

In light of declining south coast cod stocks, the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is renewing its call that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species.

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FISH-NL hires lawyer David Goodland

FISH-NL hires lawyer David Goodland to handle certification application with Labour Relations Board

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Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has hired well-known St. John’s lawyer David Goodland to represent the organization’s certification application currently before the Labour Relations Board.

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FISH-NL releases details of certification application

FISH-NL releases details of certification application
— 2,372 harvesters sign membership cards, well over 50 per cent required

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Monday, Jan. 9th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is today releasing details of its certification application filed with the Labour Relations Board on Dec. 30th, including the total number of fish harvesters signed on.

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FISH-NL presents certification application to Labour Relations Board

FISH-NL presents certification application to Labour Relations Board 

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Friday, Dec. 29th, 2016

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) presented an application this morning to the Labour Relations Board requesting that the organization be certified as the new bargaining agent for inshore fish harvesters.

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FISH-NL calls for outside buyers

FISH-NL calls on province to lift restrictions on outside buyers; challenges FFAW to outline its stand 

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 Friday, Dec. 23rd, 2016 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has proposed that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species.

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FISH-NL sets Dec. 29th as deadline for membership cards

FISH-NL sets Dec. 29th as deadline for membership cards

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Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 2016

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has set Thursday, Dec. 29th, as the deadline for receipt of membership cards from fish harvesters around the province.

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FISH-NL announces ad campaign

FISH-NL announces ad campaign featuring personal messages from harvesters 

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Friday, Dec. 15, 2016 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) launched an advertising campaign this week, featuring six fish harvesters from around the province with personal messages to their current union, the FFAW.

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FISH-NL reaches Crowd Funding goal

FISH-NL reaches Crowd Funding goal 

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Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2016 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has reached its fundraising goal of $16,000 raised over five days through a crowd funding campaign.

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