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Proposed changes to Fisheries Act get mixed reviews

There was mixed reaction Wednesday to proposed changes to the federal Fisheries Act. The FFAW is declaring victory for the independence of inshore harvesters,...
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‘My apologies,’ Ryan Cleary says after Facebook post comparing fishery and holocaust

FISH-NL president Ryan Cleary offered his apologies on Friday after posting a misquote on Facebook that comparing the plight of fishermen in Newfoundland and...
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FISH-NL calls Unifor’s split with Canadian Labour Congress ironic and hypocritical

FISH-NL President Ryan Cleary says it's ironic and hypocritical for Unifor to break away from the Canadian Labour Congress. Unifor says it disagrees with...
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FFAW disputes FISH-NL’s numbers on inshore harvesters

FISH-NL charges that the FFAW has overestimated its membership by about 4,000 fish harvesters. But the FFAW says the numbers obtained by its upstart...
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Thousands fewer fish harvesters than FFAW’s numbers, Ryan Cleary says

An upstart new fisheries union says there has been significant movement in its efforts to become certified by the Labour Relations Board. FISH-NL President...
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FISH-NL calls on labour board to hold immediate certification vote

FISH-NL is calling on the Labour Relations Board to conduct an immediate vote among inshore fish harvesters to decide which union will represent them.  
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FISH-NL harvester charged for protest that saw DFO building occupied

Police have charged a fish harvester from La Scie for a protest in April that saw a window broken and about 50 fishermen enter...
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Appeal court rules in favour of scallop fishermen against FFAW

FISH-NL applauded an appeal court ruling on Friday in favour of scallop fishermen against the FFAW.
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Income squeeze in fishery leads to fundraising squeeze for FISH-NL

Ryan Cleary says these are desperate times in the fishery. Ottawa has announced financial help for fish harvesters affected by ice conditions. But the...
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Meeting with FISH-NL lands premier in crossfire with FFAW

Premier Dwight Ball got caught in the crossfire Friday in the membership battle between the FFAW and FISH-NL. The premier met with FISH-NL President...