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New N.L. Fish Harvesters’ Union Being Proposed

It is being labelled as a “David versus Goliath challenge.” A newly formed group is gauging interest in a new union that would represent Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvesters, breaking away from the long-standing Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW). The charge is being lead by former Member of Parliament Ryan Cleary, well-known fishermen Richard Gillett of Twillingate and Jason Sullivan, a harvester and town councillor from Bay Bulls. The organizers kicked off the initiative at a ...

Fisheries Violations in Newfoundland and Labrador Net Significant Penalties

The first quarter of 2016 saw over $83,000 in fines for fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with prohibitions, forfeitures, and jail time. Some significant penalties include the following: Recreational salmon and trout Kevin Lavhey Sr. of Terrenceville was sentenced to 90 days in custody for attempting to jig fish. He was also placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from fishing any waters for five years. Bradley Banks and Josh Lockyer of Hampden were ...

Fish, Fun, Folk and Helly Hansen in Twillingate

It’s hard to believe that what may appear to be just an ordinary t-shirt at first glance can be a thing of extraordinary construction complexity. But that’s exactly what Damien Etchaubard and David Finlayson from Helly Hansen explained to several Canadian journalists, including yours truly, in Twillingate, Newfoundland on July 24 and 25. It was part of a two-day event, sponsored by Helly Hansen, attended by four journalists — one each from Newfoundland, Quebec, Manitoba and British ...