host picture

Recently posted by Kathy Porter

The Future of the Port Union Plant

People in Port Union are worried about the future of their fishplant. Hurricane Igor damaged it last fall, and it had to shut down early. Last week, the company that runs the plant, OCI, said it won’t re-open this year. Now, there are worries it will stay closed indefinitely. Reporter Jessica Doria-Brown was in Port Union yesterday, and she spoke with town councillor, Neville Samson.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

OCI says it won’t h ave an answer on the future of the plant until October.

Read more »

Facebook and Seals

The sealing industry is using Facebook in its fight against the European Union seal ban.

Dion Dakins of Nutan Furs in Catalina outines how they plan to use Facebook to gather support…and funds.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

The Facebook page is called “Fair Treatment for Sealers”

Read more »

Leo's take on the MOU

We’ve heard from a lot of people about the MOU since its release…and collapse. But one voice was absent: that of well-known fisherman, Leo Seymour, of Harbour Round. That’s because Leo was busy working on land in the off-season. But yesterday, Leo gave us a call.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

What do you think of what Leo had to say? Call the Fishline at 576-5287 or 1-800-561-FISH (3474)

Read more »

Should DFO be dismantled?

If you want to hear frustration with DFO and its work in this province, just listen to Durrell fisherman, John Gillett.

John has started a petition with an ambitious goal: to dismantle the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

What do you think of John Gillett”s peition?

Call the Fishline at 576-5287 or 1-800-561-FISH (3474)

Read more »

AND THE WINNER IS.....

Wayne Brace is the winner of the DORY!

His name was plucked from The Broadcast hat on Friday, so our Grand Banks-style dory is his.

Thanks to everyone who entered. It was great fun, and really added to our 60th anniversary celebration!

Read more »

Archives: Rebirth of the FFAW

The fishermen’s union was born in 1970.

But some say it was reborn in 1987, when the FFAW broke away from its U.S. parent, the UFCW, and joined the CAW.

Here’s a look back at that moment in history.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Read more »

More DORY music

We've had our first orchestra enter the Fisheries Broadcast theme contest.

 Here's the Tenacious String Orchestra:

Download Flash Player to view this content.

And a boatload of others:

 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Time is running out!

You have until Noon Friday to send in your version of The Broadcast theme

Just call our Fishline at 576-5287 or 1-800-561-FISH (3473)

You could become the proud new owner of our DORY

Even more DORY entries!

Here;s the yaffle of DORY entries from Wednesday's show:

 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

More DORY entries!

Here are the batch of contest entries that aired on Tuesday's show:

 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

For your chance to win, call the Fishline at 576-5287 or 1-800-561-FISH (3474)

We'll draw for a winner on Friday!

 

John Crosbie on the Moratorium

As the federal minister of fisheries, John Crosbie had the job of announcing the cod moratorium on July 2, 1992...and he took flack for it.

19 years later, we ask the now-Lieutenant Governor for his reflections on that day...and on The Broadcast itself.

 

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Archival Tape: The Moratorium

It was a pivotal moment in the life of the fishery and of the province.

July 2, 1992

We take a look back at the historic announcement, and the aftermath for one group of fishermen.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

The Broadcast turns 60!

We'll  soon be celebrating the 60th birthday of the Fisheries Broadcast, with a week of special programming...and we'd like you to help.

The Broadcast first aired March 5th, 1951.

We'll start the on-air celebration on March 7th.

But you can call or write us now to share your memories and  thoughts.

Tell us what you like about The Broadcast and what you don't.

Sing us a song, recite a poem.

Call us at 576-5287 or 1-800-561-3474.

E-mail us: fish@stjohn's.cbc.ca.

We'll be giving away hats, t-shirts and loads of other prizes that I'll tell you about later.