FISH-NL calls news conference for Thursday morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 18th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19th, at the union office — 5 Job Street, St. John’s.

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Inshore harvesters — including a member of FFAW’s inshore council — dispute snow crab science: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 17th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Fish Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) questions why the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans would report poor scientific signs of snow crab when it’s not the full picture of the state of the resource.

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A letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Give us back our fishery, and apologize

The following letter was written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sept. 28th, with copies forwarded to the province's seven MPs, Premier Dwight Ball, and all MHAs. The premier's office acknowledged the letter almost immediately. 

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca

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FISH-NL questions whether DFO setting up harvesters to fail; department doubled fall cod quota, but didn’t increase amount of gear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans should increase the amount of gear inshore harvesters can use in the fall commercial cod fishery. 

 

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FISH-NL says inshore harvesters charged $1,000 by their own union for tuna tags, more than fish is worth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 25th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is questioning why the FFAW-Unifor is charging inshore harvesters $1,000 for a bluefin tuna tag when fishermen can’t get much more than that from the sale of a fish.

 

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FISH-NL says proposed Liberal tax changes will hurt inshore harvesters when they sell out; drive up the cost of licences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says proposed federal tax changes will negatively impact many inshore harvesters when they sell out.

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Cox’s cove fisherman trucks cod fillet to Quebec and sells out in under an hour, boosting argument for outside buyers: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21st, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the actions of a Cox’s Cove fisherman this week in trucking cod fillet to Quebec and selling it for a profit boosts the argument for the province to allow in outside buyers.

 

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FISH-NL calls for reopening of Terms of Union with Canada; state of fisheries national shame, international disgrace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14th, 2017 

The President of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the province’s Terms of Union with Canada must be reopened with regards to fisheries management, given the critical state of the industry 68 years into Confederation. 

 

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FFAW bloated with millions more in fees and government revenue than union dues: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) estimates the FFAW-Unifor will be fed by almost $5 million more this year from harvester fees and government sources than from membership dues, proving the union has lost its way.

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FISH-NL accuses FFAW-Unifor of hypocrisy, preaching ‘fair access’ for inshore harvesters while squeezing them out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 7th, 2017

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) accuses the FFAW-Unifor of another act of hypocrisy, this time for preaching “fair access” to adjacent resources for inshore harvesters while, in practice, squeezing them out of the industry.

 

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