Ottawa reverses cut to Gulf shrimp quota; FISH-NL savours win for inshore harvesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased to learn that Fisheries and Oceans has reversed its decision to cut the 2019 northern shrimp quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the province’s inshore harvesters.

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FISH-NL says Confederation a failure in terms of fisheries management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 29th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says with the approach of the 70th anniversary of Confederation it’s worth reflecting that one of the greatest failures of Newfoundland and Labrador’s union with Canada has been the management of the commercial fisheries.

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Ottawa cuts shrimp quota in Gulf; divide between science/fishermen never greater: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns a 15 per cent cut to the 2019 northern shrimp quota in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the province’s inshore harvesters.

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The FFAW's 'march of madness'

20 REASONS HOW THE FFAW ITSELF IS THREATENING THE FISHERY'S SURVIVAL 

The FFAW-Unifor demonstration Wednesday through downtown St. John’s was described to me as a “march of deception." I disagreed — no one’ s been deceived. The facts have been laid out for all to see over the two and a half years that FISH-NL has battled the FFAW. Instead, I would call the protest a “march of madness.” FFAW supporters demonstrated to “fight for the future of our fisheries” when the union itself has been threatening their survival.

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FFAW has done worse damage to fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the FFAW-Unifor has done worse damage to the province’s commercial fisheries than harp seals or seismic blasting.

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FISH-NL repeats call for FFAW-Unifor to disclose money paid by oil industry; potential union conflict ‘taints’ seismic research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is repeating its call for the FFAW-Unifor to disclose the amount of money the union receives from oil and gas companies.

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FISH-NL charges Offshore Fishery Association with advertising ‘misleading’ information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Federation of Inshore Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says an  ongoing advertising campaign by the Offshore Fishery Association promoting its economic impact is misleading until certain facts are revealed.

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FISH-NL takes stand against precautionary approach management system for snow crab; ‘inshore harvesters don’t want it’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Wednesday, March 6th

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has taken a stand against the implementation of the so-called ‘precautionary approach’ management system in the commercial snow crab fishery.

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FFAW-Unifor tightens grip on NL fishery; former executive takes helm of fish processing licensing board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 4th, 2019

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is shocked that a one-time executive member of the FFAW-Unifor has been quietly appointed to chair the provincial board with a key role in licensing fish plants and buyers. 

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Investigation requested into how FFAW-Unifor conducts meetings

Union accused of manipulation/pushing its own agenda

“The FFAW must clean up its act and implement better meeting practices before they can advise anyone on fishery management issues. The union must deal with the real issues instead of made-up ones that push the agendas of a few.”

 

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