FISH-NL announces Crowd Funding Campaign; all hands on deck

722xwvbqThe Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is launching a crowd funding campaign today to raise $16,000 to fund the conclusion of the breakaway union’s membership drive. “If you want to see a prosperous fishing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, we urge you to support the cause,” says Ryan Cleary, president of FISH-NL.“This battle has been compared to David vs. Goliath, but while the FFAW has unlimited funds at its disposal — as well as a definitive list of all fish harvesters in the province — FISH-NL has overwhelming momentum fueled by hundreds of volunteers.” It’s not just fish harvesters who are urged to contribute to the cause, but all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians concerned about the future of rural communities and their sputtering economic engine — the fishery. The funds raised will be used to purchase media advertising, hire staff to oversee the conclusion of the membership drive, and travel/office expenses. “The will for change is unstoppable,” says Cleary, “but only if all hands are on deck.” PLEASE NOTE: FISH-NL operates based on fairness for all harvesters — donations do not translate to influence within FISH-NL. To fish processing companies and the offshore sector — keep your money, FISH-NL is for inshore harvesters only. For more information, contact Ron Woodman 697-6026 Click here for gofundme page.