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Time for the Next Generation

If you desire to gauge the status, health or viability of a particular fishery, just walk out onto a local wharf. If you really want to see what makes a fishery tick, you don’t need to pore over reams of data, examine websites or read the countless commissioned reports that have written about the Atlantic Canadian fishery over the years — all you have to do is talk to the core of steadfast individuals who have dedicated their lives to taking fish from the sea. There has been much ...

Hearing Tuesday into Release of FFAW Membership List

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) welcomes a hearing called by the Labour Relations Board over what it called the Fish, Food and Allied Worker’s Union (FFAW) failure to release its membership list of inshore fish harvesters. “The lengths the FFAW has taken to inflate and withhold its membership list is yet another act of crookery,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “We look forward to being able to dig into their list.” ...

FISH-NL Announces 2,372 Harvesters Sign Membership Cards

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) today released details of its certification application filed with the Labour Relations Board on Dec. 30th, including the total number of fish harvesters signed on. “A total of 2,372 harvesters from more than 300 Newfoundland and Labrador communities signed FISH-NL cards over our two-month membership drive,” says Ryan Cleary, president of FISH-NL. “From all indications that number represents well over ...

FISH-NL Presents Certification Application to N.L. Labour Relations Board

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) presented an application this morning to the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board requesting that the organization be certified as the new bargaining agent for inshore fish harvesters. The application, the organization stated, includes membership cards signed by thousands of harvesters from more than 300 communities around the province. “We feel we have the support of more than 50 per cent of ...

FISH-NL Calls on Province to Lift Restrictions on Outside Buyers

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has proposed that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species. “An open and free market in the fishing industry would, at best, result in increased competition and more money in the pockets of fish harvesters,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “At worst, it would keep local buyers honest.” Cleary made the ...

FISH-NL Extends Deadline for Membership Cards

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has set Thursday, Dec. 29, as the deadline for receipt of membership cards from fish harvesters around the province. “Membership cards continue to pour in by the hour,” says Ryan Cleary, president of FISH-NL. “According to the legislation, our application for certification must be submitted by the end of December, so we’ll continue to collect cards until then.” FISH-NL membership cards cannot by ...

FISH-NL Pushing Forward

Start-up Union In the Process of Signing Up Members The Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters (FISH-NL) officially became a labour organization at a founding convention in Gander October 27 — now the real work begins. The breakaway fishermen’s organization, lead by newly elected president Ryan Cleary, started officially dispersing union cards November 1. FISH-NL has been granted six weeks by Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board to conduct its membership drive — ...

FISH-NL Kicks Off First Leg of Provincial Membership Tour

Today the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) announced the first leg of a provincial membership tour, with stops in Labrador, Northern Peninsula and western areas of the province. “We have 15 formal meetings scheduled with fish harvesters from Port Hope Simpson, Labrador to Burgeo, Newfoundland, but we’ll be looking to meet fish harvesters wherever they gather — on the wharves or stages, in their kitchens and community halls,” says Ryan ...

New Fishermen’s Labour Group Continues to Hammer Away at FFAW

David is continuing to get under the skin of Goliath. The newly-formed Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters or FISH-NL continues to gauge 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, and well-known fishermen, Richard Gillett of Twillingate and Jason Sullivan, a harvester and town councillor from ...