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DFO Responds to Richard Gillett Hunger Strike

In a press release, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) recognizes the right of individuals to protest and voice their positions in a reasonable manner. It is of course concerning when anyone takes a course of action such as the one Mr. Gillett is pursuing, and we share the public’s concern for his health. We understand that this is a difficult time for the fish harvesters and communities affected by recent fisheries management decisions, and we are always willing to listen to and work with ...

Cold Water Cowboys Season Four Kicks Off Tonight

Captains and crews of Discovery’s Cold Water Cowboys reprise their fight against unforgiving Atlantic waters in season four tonight. This season will bring some new faces, with others notably absent. Lifelong fisherman and son, Calvin and Kurtis Kerrivan and fourth-generation Skipper Lee Pond, join Rick Crane, Morris Anstey and Paul Tiller for an all-new, eight-episode season of the original Canadian series. From Paperny Entertainment, the eight-part series follows the brotherhood of ...

Protest in Support of Richard Gillett Hunger Strike

A number of fishermen and members of of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) were protesting at the entrance of DFO’s Newfoundland and Labrador headquarters in St. John’s this morning. They were there to support the Richard Gillett, an inshore fish harvester from Twillingate and Vice-President FISH-NL), who began a hunger strike last Thursday. Gillett’s demands include a meeting with the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Dominic ...