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Fisherman Richard Gillett has been taken to hospital by ambulance after spending 11 days on a hunger strike outside the DFO building in St. John’s.

Gillett is vice-president of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters (FISH-NL). He has refused food until he gets a meeting with federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc to discuss problems in the fishery. Fishermen across the province have been protesting recent cuts to shrimp and crab quotas.

NTV’s Ryan Harding reports.