Concentrate on the Issues and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Occasionally something happens that “takes the cake” and sticks in your gut to the point that you have to get it off your chest.
February 20, 2015 being a beautiful afternoon in Twillingate my wife and I decided to take a leisurely 30-minute drive up to Summerford to try and catch a few smelt for supper. When we arrived at the little cove by the highway, I noticed the federal fishery pickup pull in behind the vehicles already stopped on the roadside, a half dozen people already out on ...
Letter to the Editor
I want to express my displeasure and frustration with the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) union.
My goal, along with the help of fellow fishers, is to prove that we, the inshore fisher people, are being misrepresented by the FFAW and seek an inquiry into the affairs of this union that represent the inshore fishers here.
In 1987, FFAW disaffiliated from the UFCW and joined the CAW. The fishery has been sliding downhill every since. The last several years I have been at odds with the ...
Sealing Industry is Being Regulated to Death
The following letter was sent to Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea:
Dear Minister Shea;
I don’t know the two men involved in the court cases below personally, but they live near me.
Otto Anstey — Cottlesville, NL
Marine Mammal Regulations, Section 28(3): Failed to properly crush cranium of seal after it was shot
Marine Mammal Regulations, Section 28(1)(b): Use of illegal hakapik (handle too short)
Fishery (General) Regulations, Section 22(7): Violation of ...
3PS Fishers Group Responds to Cod Quota Increase
The following is a few comments and reaction from the 3PS Fishers group with regard to the announcement on November 19, 2014, Rebuilding the Atlantic Cod Stock off Southern Newfoundland.
The 3PS Fishers group feels that a plan like this has been a long time coming. The 3PS fishery was only closed for two years for moratorium and since the reopening, the stocks have been steadily rebuilding, with fishing taking place, with no real plan in place focusing on structuring and making this a viable ...