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.
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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