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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TOP 25 NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FISHERY QUOTES OF 2018

NUMBER 1

"On the Government's recent surf clam licence cancellation: Playing politics and soapboxes didn’t get these results. The 7MPs, especially Churence Rogers, who brought the voice of our Province to Ottawa, and who worked tirelessly, did. And this is what we will continue to do."
— MP Seamus O'Regan, the province's representative in the federal cabinet, in an Aug. 14th, 2018 tweet.

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FISH-NL convention set for Jan. 24th in Gander; nominations open for 2018 Inshore Harvester of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has set Jan. 24th, 2019 as the date for its next convention and election of officers at Gander’s Albatross Hotel.

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Ottawa’s delay of harp seal count unacceptable: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a delay by Fisheries and Oceans in carrying out a count of the harp seal population is unacceptable.  

 

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Fake outrage: FISH-NL accuses FFAW of hypocrisy over new snow crab management strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the FFAW-Unifor of hypocrisy for its outrage over Ottawa’s lack of consultation on a new snow crab management strategy, when the union has been involved for years.

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Over 500 harvesters rally to break away from FFAW; FISH-NL plans second certification application for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) surpassed its goal Wednesday of signing up 500 dues-paying inshore harvesters, and will push forward with a convention this fall and second certification application in 2019.

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