FISH-NL pleased with DFO move to increase seal licences; first step in addressing population

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is encouraged that Fisheries and Oceans has finally moved to increase the number of commercial seal licences — the first step to combating the massive population.

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Escalating war between fish processors/buyers exposes inshore harvesters have been ‘royally screwed’ on price of fish: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the existing system of setting fish prices in the province is broken beyond repair, and must be scuttled.

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FFAW-Unifor competes with its own members for fish, and polices its own catches: FISH-NL 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Feb. 14th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the conflicts of interest surrounding the FFAW-Unifor being awarded a redfish quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are outrageous and must be addressed. 

 

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FISH-NL questions whether complaints against Royal Greenland smokescreen to cover the fact local processors underpaying fishermen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) questions whether the Dwight Ball government supports inshore harvesters being paid top dollar for their fish.

 

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FISH-NL calls for resurrection of arm’s-length body to bridge massive divide between science and inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 8th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on Ottawa to resurrect the Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC) to bridge the enormous divide between fishermen and scientists over the state of fish stocks — northern cod in particular.

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FFAW-Unifor stoops to new low; committee members forced to sign ‘pledge of allegiance’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) charges the FFAW-Unifor with stooping to a new low in forcing inshore harvesters to sign a pledge of allegiance to serve on area committees, potentially blocking thousands of dues-payers from taking part.

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Supreme Court dismisses FFAW-Unifor appeal of FISH-NL’s union status; ordered to pay legal costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019 

The province’s Supreme Court has dismissed an FFAW-Unifor appeal of FISH-NL’s status as a properly constituted union, and ordered the FFAW to pay court costs. 

 

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Which Side Are You On?

FISH-NL launches inaugural “netcast” leading up to Thursday’s Gander convention 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has released its inaugural podcast episode, featuring an overview of the “cesspool of corruption” that is today’s fishery, and a local rewrite of the iconic labour song — Which Side Are You On?

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Finalists named for Inshore Harvester of the Year; FISH-NL convention full-steam ahead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Jan. 18th, 2019

A judging panel assembled by the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has announced three finalists for Inshore Harvester of the Year — including two fishermen from La Scie and a third from Burin.

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FISH-NL renews call for halt to offshore seismic testing in light of plankton plunge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is once again calling on the Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) to suspend offshore seismic work in light of new research that reveals plankton productivity has plunged. 

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