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May 2012 Archives

The Broadcast phone-in

Fisheries Minister Darin King takes calls from listeners about the seal hunt, about the changing fishery and about his vision for the future.

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Fishery Observers harassed and bribed.

A journalist talks about his investigation into observers aboard Portuguese and Spanish vessels.

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What you need to know about EI reform.

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley.jpgHuman Resources Minister Diane Finley talks about how EI reforms may affect harvesters and plant workers.

(Pic - Human Resources Minister Diane Finley )
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Inuit fisherman shut out by his own government.

He's only 36, and he wants to enter the fishery but he can't figure out why the Nunatsiavut government won't help

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More reaction to EI reform.

Nova Scotia MP Peter McKay defends changes to the EI program and fisherman Jack Troake rejects it as "more of the same from Ottawa".

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Changes coming to EI.

We'll talk about the proposed changes to EI and the implications for harvesters and plant workers.

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More Cuts to Cod Quotas

Northern Gulf cod quotas in 4-R have been reduced by 25 percent

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Reaction to closure of Marine Radio Stations

We'll hear from a harvester and an industry analyst on the implications of losing St. John's and St. Anthony Coast Guard Radio stations.

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Dark Days in Black Tickle

A public meeting is held to discuss life in the isolated Labrador community after the loss of its fish plant.

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More DFO cuts coming

Two of five marine radio stations are closing: St. John's and St Anthony. You'll hear reaction from both places.

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Two more fish plants gone.

Conversations with the Mayors of Little Bay Islands and LaScie on what's next for their communities.
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The Future of the Plant in LaScie.

A meeting is scheduled for this Thursday to outline what's in store for the fish plant.

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The Rocky Road to Harbour Breton.

The Mayor of Harbour Breton talks about the negative impact Route 360 could have on the aquaculture industry.

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Owen Myers - fisheries observer clients not guilty.

Laurence McCauley pays a visit to Labrador. More details on those medical calls to Italy.

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People in New Ferrolle worry about their future.

Where is the plant owner and why is he complaining about the workforce?

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Opposition Views on the Fishery

Both Liberal Opposition Fisheries critic Jim Bennett and NDP Fisheries critic Christopher Mitchelmore offer their opinions on the fishery and what government's role should be.

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The closure of fish plants will likely continue

LaScie-Newfoundland_10.jpgWe'll hear from a plant worker in LaScie who has concerns about that plant, and we'll hear from the Minister of Fisheries about the fallout from these closures. (map left Courtesy of Tide-forecast.com)

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The union reaches a deal with processors.

Henry Demone and the Burin Fish plant closure. 
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Another Plant closure. This time it's Burin.

Burin, on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, will see its fish plant close by December. (CBC).jpgReaction from the Minister of Fisheries. An interview with Highliner CEO a few months back.  (Pictured left - Burin, a town on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, will see its fish plant close by December.) (CBC) 
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Crab Plant closure in Black tickle.

Lobster Prices. Marystown fish plant workers.
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