“Change Has to Come” – SEA-NL Plans to Bring Another Fisheries Co-op to Newfoundland
The Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) has elected to switch roles from a non-profit organization, meant to represent the interests of inshore owner-operators, to a for-profit fisheries co-operative (co-op).
According to SEA-NL’s Executive Director, Ryan Cleary, the organization’s board of directors voted to transition to a fisheries co-operative to “better represent licensed enterprise owners and strengthen the inshore fishery.”
Cleary said that ...
SEA-NL: A “Distinct” Voice for Owner-Operators
Photos courtesy of SEA-NL
Oddly enough, the idea of a new association to serve as the “distinct” voice of the province’s more than 3,000 licensed, independent owner-operator inshore fish harvesters originated with the FFAW.
In 1993, a federal Task Force on Incomes and Adjustment in the Atlantic Fishery held a focus-group discussion with the union’s inshore council.
This is part of what it had to say: “Government should be dealing with owner-operators — not the ...
Cleary Behind Another Organization to Represent Independent Owner-Operators
After a hiatus of nearly two years, another attempt, involving a familiar name or two, is being made to form another organization representing inshore fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In April, a news release announced that a new group — the Seafood Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL), was being formed to serve as the independent voice of the province’s more than 3,000 licensed commercial inshore fish harvesters.
“Owner-operators are a distinct group ...