High-Tech Cod Acoustic Tracking Project Underway off N.L.
Atlantic Canada’s interest in developing high-tech ocean industries and its traditional groundfish industry is coming together in a project recently announced in St. John’s, N.L. aimed at improving tracking of Northern cod.
The Association of Seafood Producers and the Atlantic Groundfish Council announced an $8.5-million Northern cod acoustic tracking (NCAT) project. The project is part of a Northern cod fisheries improvement program (FIP) that was launched in 2015 in NAFO divisions 2J, ...
Fate of FISH-NL Remains Uncertain
No Decisions from Aug. 20 Labour Relations Board Hearing
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is remaining positive that its mission to represent inshore fish harvesters in the province is still alive and well.
On August 20, the Labour Relations Board held a hearing in St. John’s to determine the definition of an inshore harvester and FISH-NL said it is encouraged that the Board has agreed to consider its arguments to proceed with an ...
What is the Definition of an Inshore Fish Harvester?
I write this letter to inform your readers why it’s important to define an inshore fish harvester for purposes of a vote by the Labour Relations Board to ultimately decide which union should represent them.
Here are three, real-life examples:
Two men who hold commercial fishing licenses are on the provincial government’s “sunshine list” as having made more than $100,000 in base salary/overtime in 2016 (one alone made more than $130,000), should they also be eligible to vote?
FISH-NL Says Harvester Numbers from Labour Relations Board Are Accurate, While FFAW Reports Thousands Missing
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with the Labour Relations Board’s release of what officials describe as an “accurate and reliable” list of the province’s inshore harvesters.
“It’s been almost 10 months since FISH-NL submitted our application for certification so a list of inshore harvesters from the board is a huge and welcome step forward,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL.
Obtained from various “sourc...