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FISH-NL Calls For Resignation of Dominic LeBlanc, Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for Dominic LeBlanc’s resignation in light of his failure to address the current fisheries crisis. “Twenty six years after the northern cod moratorium, and the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans still isn’t prepared to lead and do what needs to be done,” said Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “It’s time for LeBlanc to get out of the way, or for the Prime Minster to replace him.” ,,, LeBlanc has made a number of decisions as minister that have hurt this province, >click to read<11:56

Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council launches with recognition of challenges ahead

cod-fishFive years down the road, members of the new Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council plan to handle more groundfish catch, processing it in-province, providing the best possible product to the international marketplace as shellfish work drops off. It’s their identified road to sustainability. It means lots of new training, fishermen gearing up for groundfish, more plant workers ready to punch hours handling that groundfish year-round, fish plants with the right machinery and environments to do the required processing and attract younger workers. Read the article here 10:31