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John Furlong, CBC host and producer, dead at 63

photo_1376872_resizeJohn Furlong, a CBC journalist who covered every facet of Newfoundland and Labrador, has died just weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 63. Having worked behind the scenes for most of his career, he went on air in 2005 as the host of the Fisheries Broadcast, which he helmed until last year before switching to Radio Noon. Read more here  10:04

John Furlong says So Long, in his final Fishery Broadcast

CBC_News_logoTonight, two stories from this past year – Tonight, two people who’s experience in this province help make it what it is. From Davis Inlet to Champney’s West, why the Fisheries Broadcast is about more than just the fisheries. [email protected]

Stepping Away – Furlong | Blunt truths I learned at The Broadcast – Loved every second of it

photo_1376872_resizeIt was April 11th, 2005. The theme rolled, the red light went on,,,, I’ve learned so many things about our province and the fishery through The Broadcast. And I’ve loved every second of it. I loved the passion of fishermen like Leo Seymour in Harbour Round and Conway Caines in Port Saunders, the pluck of people like Mildred Skinner in Harbour Breton and David Cassell in Roddickton, and the rich accents of people like John Hewitt in Trepassey and Emma Hay in Nain. The wisdom of Jack Troake in Twillingate always made me smile, and the observers like Gus Etchegary always kept it interesting. [email protected]


The Fisheries Broadcast with John Furlong

Monday June  3, 2013 – Genetically modified salmon,  engineered to grow faster, Friday May 31, 2013 – More reaction to the issue of the CETA talks, Thursday May 30, 2013 – Reaction to the premier’s comment about Minimum Processing Requirements, and more here  Listen Live – Weekdays 5:30 p.m. NT/ 4:00 Eastern @ CBC Radio One

Ground fish – Explaining the markets – The Fisheries Broadcast with John Furlong

An experienced fish plant operator explains the glut of cod  on the world market, why the bottom has dropped out of our salt-fish markets and why it makes it so tough for us. An interview with Kevin Wadman in Arnold’s Cove,  and a veteran voice on the seal hunt on where we go from here. continued

John Furlong | Finding connections at the Boston Seafood Show

I was surprised by the way I felt when I arrived here in Boston. Like a lot of other Newfoundlanders, I knew a little about the connection between Newfoundland and Boston and that many of us had relatives who went to “the Boston States” for work in the fishery and other industries. So perhaps it is natural that I feel a kinship to this city that goes well beyond my longstanding loyalty to the Boston Bruins. The people of Boston have roots that go back to the same reasons that planted many a Furlong and Malone and Fitzgerald in Newfoundland. Read more

A shocker in the Newfoundlands fishery today – The Fisheries Broadcast with John Furlong

Declining crab stocks, once the bright-light in the industry, has forced even more streamlining. 300 people out of work and three plants are closing. A conversation with some of them.