Fish-NL survey nets only two of three responses from by-election candidates; Liberal frontrunner refuses to make specific commitments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) reports that two of three candidates from the mainstream political parties in the upcoming federal byelection in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity have responded to a survey on major fishery issues in the riding.

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Labour Board removes investigator assigned to FISH-NL’s certification application; entire process ‘a nightmare’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is deeply concerned that the investigator with the province’s Labour Relations Board assigned to its application for certification has been removed from the file almost a year after taking it on.

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FISH-NL calls on candidates in federal by-election to take a stand on fishery issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on candidates in the upcoming federal byelection of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity to spell out where they stand on five major fishery issues in the riding:

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FISH-NL says DFO has blood on its hands; department policy contributed to deaths of four Shea Heights fishermen in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 27th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a report by the Transportation Safety Board into the death of four fishermen off Cape Spear in September 2016 confirms the tragedy was the result of Department of Fisheries and Oceans policy.

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On World Fisheries Day FISH-NL reiterates call for Trudeau to apologize to NL for fisheries mismanagement 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is reiterating its call for Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to formally apologize to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for fisheries mismanagement, which continues to threaten the province’s sustainability.

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FISH-NL condemns Ottawa’s decision to reopen south coast cod fishery to offshore factory-freezer trawlers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10th, 2017 

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans is out to destroy the inshore fishery off Newfoundland’s south coast with its decision Friday to reopen the cod fishery to offshore factory-freezer trawlers.

 

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FISH-NL applauds Grand Bank for standing up to FFAW-Unifor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) applauds Grand Bank Mayor Rex Matthews for calling out the FFAW-Unifor for being an “arm of the federal government.”

 

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Read all about it: cod master plan

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council — consisting of the FFAW-Unifor and 11 groundfish processing companies around the province — released a "strategic plan" (2018-2020) this week for the province's groundfish industry. 

Click here to read the file

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No benefits, no pension, no right to strike, no free enterprise, no choice: FISH-NL takes story of inshore harvesters to B.C. unions

I gave the following speech in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 14, to representatives of a number of independent unions across Canada — including Jan Noster, President of the Canadian Maintenance and Allied Workers, the largest union representing construction workers in British Columbia. (From left: Richard Gillett, Jan Noster, and Ryan Cleary.)

 

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Thousands fewer inshore harvesters than FFAW-Unifor claimed; FISH-NL receives union support from across Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with the Labour Relations Board’s release of what officials describe as an “accurate and reliable” list of the province’s inshore harvesters.

 

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