FFAW-Unifor files Supreme Court application in ‘desperate’ attempt to block vote on union representation: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) describes the latest legal maneuvers by the FFAW-Unifor to try and derail a vote by inshore harvesters on their union representation as an “act of desperation.”

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FISH-NL questions whether Ottawa purposely out to eliminate inshore fishery and outports along with it

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22nd, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Ottawa’s decision to award a new Arctic surf clam licence to East Coast aboriginal groups amounts to Indigenous reconciliation on the backs of inshore harvesters and rural communities.

 

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Only room for one fleet; FISH-NL recommends Ottawa reserve northern shrimp in SFA 6 for the inshore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 16th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for an immediate halt to the fishing of northern shrimp by factory-freezer trawlers in waters off Newfoundland’s northeast coast and southern Labrador until stocks rebound.

 

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DFO outreach meetings prove FFAW-Unifor no longer voice of inshore harvesters: FISH-NL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 16th, 2018 

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says the most common theme of a recent series of outreach meetings held around the province by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans is that the FFAW-Unifor is no longer the voice of inshore harvesters.

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FISH-NL condemns DFO's discriminatory restriction to latest scientific information on commercial fish stocks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) condemns a move by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans this year to limit access to the release of the latest scientific information on the status of key commercial fish stocks, and calls for a more fair and open process.

 

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Ottawa’s failure to include adjacency principle in Fisheries Act amendments ‘grave injustice’: FISH-NL 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 6, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Ottawa’s failure to include the principles of adjacency and historical attachment in the reformed Fisheries Act — to ensure inshore harvesters have priority access to fish off their shores — is a grave injustice.

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FISH-NL issues warning to Ottawa on changes to fish harvester registration; NL system not working

DFO is looking for feedback on proposed changes to the requirements for fish harvester registration, which in Newfoundland and Labrador is handled by the FFAW/Unifor-controlled Professional Fish Harvester Certification Board (PFHCB). 

Below is FISH-NL’s submission. The deadline for feedback is tomorrow — Wednesday, Jan. 31st. 

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FISH-NL calls on Federation of Labour to clarify FFAW’s fate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 21st, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling on the province’s Federation of Labour to clarify whether the FFAW can remain a member following the decision by Unifor, its national affiliate, to leave the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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FISH-NL says solidarity isn’t forever with FFAW/Unifor so much as when it suits them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Jan. 18th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says Unifor's reasoning for its break from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is nothing short of ironic and hypocritical.

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FISH-NL renews call for FFAW-Unifor to come clean on financial arrangements with oil and gas industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 17th, 2018

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador is renewing its call for the FFAW-Unifor to come clean on details of its financial arrangements with offshore oil companies to address questions of conflicts of interest.

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