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January 2012 Archives

Financial Help for the Seal Hunt

The province may provide financial help to stockpile seal peltsuntil markets improve
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OCI decision soon?

The people in Fortune wait; the people in Port Union get ready to move on
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The Seal Hunt Phone-in

Dion Dakins of Nutan Furs and Frank Pinhorn of the Canadian Sealers Association take calls from listeners
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Still More Seal Hunt Reaction

Federal Minister Peter Penashue, sealer Mark Small, and Liberal MP Gerry Byrne on the concerns over the future of the seal hunt
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Fallout from MP's Seal Hunt Comments

Former Fisheries Minister John Efford, anti-seal hunt protestor Bridget Curran and Canadian Sealers Association head Frank Pinhorn discuss the future of the seal hunt
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The Future of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt

NDP MP Ryan Cleary feels the days of the hunt may be numbered. 
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The Fight to Save the Marystown Plant

Marystown Mayor San Synard on how the town plans to fight the closure of the OCI Plant
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The Phone In with Fisheries Minister King

Fisheries Minister King takes calls from listeners
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DFO Reviewing 'Over-Regulated' Industry

DFOI may be prepared to make changes to what harvesters tell them is an over-regulated and micro-managed industry
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Marystown Protest Line Stays Up For Now

Former workers at the OCI plant in Marystown say they will maintain their protest line
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OCI Gets Its Injunction

Martin Sullivan on why OCI needs access to its Marystown plant
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OCI seeks injunction

Ocean Choice International wants judge to put limits on protesters, give company unobstructed access to Marystown plant. Longtime worker Bill Stockley digging in for the long haul.

 

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It's the Thursday phone-in show

FFAW president Earle McCurdy is the in-studio guest.

 

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One of two Jackson's Arm plants up for sale

Northern Shrimp Company facility partly owned by OCI, P. Janes and Sons and Breakwater. Also, an update on the Marine Institute's new centre in Lewisporte, and a glimpse at the sea urchin industry.

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Union leaders, workers rally on OCI's doorstep

Call for company and government to find solution that keeps jobs in province.

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OCI in damage control

Company says minister's comments hurt OCI's reputation with customers around the world.

And an update on what's NOT happening in Port Union.

 

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Province says OCI less than forthcoming

Fisheries Minister Darin King offended by company's ultimatum, says permanent exemptions won't happen.

We'll also hear from OCI and the FFAW.

 

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Sea populations on thin ice

A new study, funded by the IFAW, says seal populations are threatened by disappearing sea ice.

And OCI isn't alone when it comes to sending fish to China for processing.

 

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Update on new Cougar SAR hangar

Cougar Helicopters boss Hank Williams with an update on the company's new search and rescue facility being built at St. John's International Airport.

And some less-than-glowing reaction to the lobster licence buyback program.

 

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OCI update with Fisheries Minister Darin King

Fisheries Minister Darin King with the latest on OCI's bid to export more fish, and operate its Fortune plant year round.

And more on the lobster licence buyback program.

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