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FISH-NL Launches Province-Wide Fundraising Drive

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is today launching a major fundraising drive — Fish or cut bait — to support the break-away union’s certification application before the Labour Relations Board. “Fish or cut bait is an appeal to inshore harvesters — to the entire province — that if you want change in the fishery it’s time to step up and put your money where you mouth is,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “We need all ...

Labour Board Rules FISH-NL is an Official Association

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) has said it has won the first battle in its bid to represent the province’s inshore fish harvesters. The province’s Labour Relations Board issued a ruling Thursday afternoon rejecting an application by the FFAW that FISH-NL is not an association under the Fishing Industry Collective Bargaining Act. “If you were listening closely Thursday afternoon you would have heard the collective cheer of thousa...

3Ps Cod Fishery Closing

DFO advises that the 3Ps directed cod fishery will close to all fleets at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. All fishing gear must be removed from the water by closing time. This closure applies to all vessel classes. Fish harvesters are asked to return their Inshore Fixed Gear Logbooks after the conclusion of fishing operations. The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2016-273 has been revoked ...

Licence Extensions for 2017

DFO advises fish harvesters that fishing licences for 2017 may not be available until after the first week of January 2017. Those fish harvesters who wish to fish during the first week of January, 2017 must first have their 2016 fishing licences manually amended by a fishery officer or a licensing officer to extend their licence into 2017. Fish harvesters are advised to present their 2016 licence to any fishery officer or any licensing officer of DFO before the start of any fishing trip ...

Spawning Closure Reminder – 3Ps Cod

DFO reminds fish harvesters that the annual cod spawning closure in inner Placentia Bay will come into effect on January 1, 2017. This closure applies to all vessel classes for all waters of Placentia Bay inside (northward) of lines drawn between the following points: Baker's Cove Point (47º 49.747' N, 54º 07.386' W) to Brimstone Head (47º 49.265' N, 54º 08.053' W) Sound Island Point (47º 47.322 N, 54º 10.033' W) to Tobin’s Point (47º 42.825' N, 54º 12.376' W) The ...

Foreign Investors Illegally Buying Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Licences, Claims CIFHF

Foreign investors are brazenly and illegally buying up Nova Scotia’s iconic lobster fishery according to the country’s national fishermen’s organization. The Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation (CIFHF), which represents fishermen who own and operate their own boats, says foreign interests could soon control Canada’s booming inshore fisheries if nothing is done to stop the problem. “The government is moving too slowly to deal with this problem. We need urgent ...

Proposal Calls on Federal Government to Support South Coast Fish Harvesters

The  FFAW-Unifor has submitted an enterprise retirement-income support proposal to the federal government on behalf of harvesters on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Harvesters in the area are facing severe economic challenges as a result of an unprecedented decline of fish resources. The proposal would improve incomes by reducing the number of enterprises through a voluntary license retirement program. “Harvesters in 3Ps are facing a crisis through no fault of their ...