Protest at FFAW Headquarters Over for Now
More than 50 disgruntled fishermen gathered at the provincial office of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) today, demanding a meeting with union executive members.
The situation turned tense this morning when the fishermen found the union office doors to be locked. A large contingent of Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) officers were also on scene.
The fishermen demanded a meeting with the union, with media present. RNC Superintendent Joe Boland acted as a mediator between ...
Richard Gillett Back at DFO Protest
The day after ending his 11-day hunger strike, Richard Gillett was back at the entrance to DFO headquarters in St. John’s this morning thanking his supporters.
Gillett said he was very grateful for all of the support he received from all over Newfoundland and Labrador and emphasized that the fight is not over.
Gillett, vice-president of the Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters (FISH-NL), has been camped out at the entrance to DFO’s head office in St. John’s since April ...
New Milestones Achieved in ASP-GEAC Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project
The Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) led by two industry trade associations in eastern Canada announced today they are making great progress in the work around the iconic stock, as reported at the end of their second annual Working Group meeting held in Brussels on the eve of the Brussels Seafood Show.
The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) held their annual Northern Cod FIP consultation with the Sustainable Fisher...
Gillett Hunger Strike Comes to an End
Richard Gillett’s hunger strike is over.
His 11-day protest ended Sunday after paramedics were called in by his wife Joyce.
Gillett, vice-president of the Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters (FISH-NL), has been camped out at the entrance to DFO’s head office in St. John’s since April 13.
He has been asking for an independent review of DFO science/management, as well as an independent review of the relationship between DFO and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) ...