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June 2011 Archives

Ashfield regrets calling it a "call centre"

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield on the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Excerpts from the big Mayday rally. And Stephen Harper in 2007, on a rescue, the rescuers, and the rescue co-ordination centre.
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Local Coast Guard boss speaks on rescue centre

The head of the Coast Guard for Newfoundland and Labrador adds his two cents' worth on the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.

MP Ryan Cleary explains why he probably won't make it to the "big rally."

And a Port Union plant worker says response to the plant closure has been too little and too late.

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Premier gets firm "No" from Harper

The premier says she hasn't given up on the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones says the premier has been too weak on the issue. And we'll hear from a francohone fisherman from the Magdalen Islands, on the loss of the rescue centre in Quebec City.
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EI top up for Port Union workers

OCI steps up with money for projects to help displaced Port Union plant workers. Renewed concerns about the recreational cod fishery. And more reaction to the decison to close the St. John's marine rescue centre.
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Shrimp sharing under review; more on marine rescue centre

Ottawa has agreed to review the sharing arrangement for northern shrimp quotas. And the premier insists Ottawa is hearing the province's concerns over the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.
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Date set for rally to save marine centre

Rally to save St. John's marine rescue centre will happen on St. John's waterfront, June 25th at 11:30 a.m.
And an update on the fish plant in New Ferolle.
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DFO: Decision to close rescue centre is final

Deputy commissioner of Canadian Coast Guard says decision to close St. John's marine rescue centre will not be reversed.
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Call-in show: Closure of St. John's rescue centre

Discussion of DFO's decision to close the St. John's marine rescue co-ordination centre, with in-studio guest Merv Wiseman.

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Shrimp quota announced; rescue centre update

Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield responds - via e-mail - to criticism of the decision to close the marine rescue centre in St. John's; shrimp quota announced; and caplin goes for 10 cents a pound.
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Premier Kathy Dunderdale; Grand Bank plant fire

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale.

Also, a fire at the Clearwater plant in Grand Bank puts the breaks on a rare success story.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary bemoans closure

The province's Coast Guard auxiliary weighs in on the planned closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's, Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman on the OCI plant in Marystown, and the protests pay off in the halibut and turbot fisheries.

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Bad news for Marystown OCI plant

Bad news for the OCI plant in Marystown.
But some positive news on the controversial halibut and turbot fisheries in the Gulf.
Also, more on DFO's decision to close the marine rescue centre in St. John's. And the latest on the lobster licence buyout program.
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SAR co-ordinator speaks out on cuts

Exclusive interview with a senior search and rescue co-ordinator at the St. John's office that's being axed by the federal government.
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Reaction to DFO cuts

Provincial Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman, NDP MP Ryan Cleary, Gus Etchegary and former NL fisheries minister Jim Morgan.
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DFO cuts and stricken vessel

St. John's marine sub-centre closing, stricken longliner towed to port, Peter Penashue defends ANY cuts his new government makes, and the results of a national aquaculture survey.
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History of the Grand Banks fishery

Businessman, author and historian J.P. Andrieux discusses his book - The Grand Banks - A Pictorial History.
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Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield

An interview with the new federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Keith Ashfield.
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West coast protests and fish vs politics

Renewed protests over turbot and halibut quotas in the Gulf ...

Earle McCurdy meets with the DEPUTY minister of Fisheries and Oceans ...

And an analyst who says Canada sucks when it comes to divvying up quotas ...

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McCurdy's meetings in Ottawa

Mr. McCurdy goes to Ottawa ...
A different kind of pressure for the crab industry ...
A thumbs up for Liberal MP Gerry Byrne. ... ... ... and a song for Auntie Lou. ...
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Gerry Byrne vents; poaching charges

MP Gerry Byrne on favouritism surrounding quotas, and the Fisheries Act.

And the fish police charge two west coast men after seizing a gill net, salmon, cod and pot - no, not a crab or lobster pot - that other kind of pot.

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