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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Why is it so hard to get young people interested in politics.

Our Guests. 34 year old Zane Tucker, Deputy Mayor Gander. Kurtis Coombs was just 19 when he came within a whisker of upsetting Paradise Mayor Ralph Wiseman and Nathan Whelan, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils.

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12:25-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Lab

Green Crab and Sculpin Sam

The latest news on green crab is not good.

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Fred Winsor runs again

And is living by the ocean making us fat?

This is The Fisheries Broadcast for Monday, August 26th, two thousand thirteen.

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How to kill a seal humanely

What factors are involved for Fishermen before deciding to head to the ice for the annual cull.

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Peckford calls for a new direction.

Former Premier Brian Peckford proposes a bold move in the Newfoundland fishery..to create a  new direction.
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The return of King Cod.... maybe.

How to survive as a small town in rural Newfoundland.
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Have the COD made a comeback!

The town of Englee is getting rid of their Fish plant.

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Bottom trawling and it's destructive practices.

Update on the Port Saunders fishery.

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What's the future of our inshore fisheries?

Allan Moulton, Former Vice-president of the FFAW's Industrial-Retail-Offshore sector  is stepping aside for awhile.

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Has a new plant in Twillingate fallen on hard times.

Concern over the sea cucumber industry.

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Jubilee Medal Winner.

Elizabeth Harvey is recognized for her long fought fight wih Revenue Canada.
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New Fish Plants in Labrador.

Fees to get your fishing masters level 3 and 4 are dropping.

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While some plants have closed in Labrador, a new one is being built, and another has just been refurbished.

Twillingate Fish Plant cuts back operations due to a water shortage.

Sean Cadigan reflects on lessons learned from William Ford Coaker's era.

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William Coaker and the radical ideas in the 1912 Bonavista Plaform.

Making biomedical products and biodiesel out of fish waste.

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Federal liberals ask if DFO's fleet separation and owner operator polices will stay or go.

Carey Bonnel on how consumers and industry are driving change in the fisheries.
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Twillingate water shortages may affect Fish plant operations.

Provincial Liberal fisheries critic Jim Bennett rethinks fish farming.
What is a good day for drying saltfish?
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The Cod Fishery

Cod fishermen and DFO.
Tom Best on COD, draggers and John Crosbie.
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More on the outbreak of the virus in the Salmon farm on the south coast.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that 450,000 farmed salmon, like those from the undated file photo above, have tested positive for a virus. (CBC).jpgFirst we'll hear from a biologist in BC then the biggest aquaculture player in the country.

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Update on St. Alban's Salmon Virus.

We'll find out why there's a delay in getting rid of infected salmon, and why the company qualifies for financial compensation from the federal government.

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Town of Englee struggles with derelict plant

The plant is falling into the ocean, creating environment concerns, yet no one seems to know what to do.  

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More questions about Aquaculture.

The Living Oceans Society expresses its thoughts on the virus infecting the St. Alban's Salmon farm.

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Concerns about Aquaculture....

A salmon farm in St. Alban's has been quarantined until an investigation determines whether there's a virus outbreak. 

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More Science, More Politics

A Biologist describes how a report he did for a DFO committee was altered to make cod stocks appear healthier than they were.

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Trouble with the Halibut Fishery

Both harvesters on the West Coast and DFO agree that changes are needed in the halibut fishery. We'll hear from both sides.

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The most dangerous occupation in the world

The country's Transportation Safety Board issues the results of a three-year study on safety in the fishing industry.

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Surviving the Moratorium

The communities of Bay Bulls and Witless Bay are booming, twenty years after they thought it was all over.

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Science advice and political will.

John Crosbie says it was bad science that foreshadowed the Cod Moratorium. A respected biologist disagrees.

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A Tors Cove art gallery presents a chronology of northern cod ...

Artist Carolyn Morgan.jpgThe implications of the cod moratorium through the eyes of Newfoundland artists.

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20th anniversary of the cod mortorium.

A feature interview with former fisher, former fisheries minister, former fisheries resource conservation council member ... Trevor Taylor.
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Feds fork over 500 K for sealers' memorial

bw-penashue-crosbie.jpgAnd Fisheries Minister Darin King on what the province is doing for fish plant workers who no longer have plants to work in. (Pictured right - Peter Penashue, Newfoundland and Labrador's representative in the federal cabinet and Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie in St. John's on Friday. The federal government donated $500,000 to the sealers' memorial in Elliston, Bonavista Peninsula. (CBC))[ccType=audioclip id=2249926375&mediaid=2249925991&category=AudioMobile/Fisheries_Broadcast]

Fish Phone-In Special for Thursday June 21, 2012

Host Brian Callahan and Guest Earl McCurdy of the FFAW.

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McCurdy secures meeting on seismic tests

Meanwhile, the turbot tussle continues, with Newfoundland fishermen questioning Quebec's so-called historical attachment to the species.

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Turbot Turmoil on the West Coast

turbot.jpgHarvesters are upset with the way this lucrative fishery has developed. We'll hear from both DFO and the FFAW.

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The World According to Bill Barry

Bill Barry.jpgA conversation about the fishery and the possible economic crisis that's coming.

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Thai workers brought in for fish plants

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Quinlan's has brought in 20 works from Thailand because it couldn't find enough in Newfoundland. (PIC RIGHT COURTESY GOOGLE MAPS) 

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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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lobster co-op gets up and running

Sealskin Hats for the RNC.

Reaction to Liberal Senator Mac Harb.

harb.jpg(Pictured left Liberal Sen. Mac Harb at the Front in 2009.) Courtesy IFAW 

 

 

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A conversation with a Liberal Senator in Ottawa.

Some wonderful old archival sound from the seal hunt from the early 50's.                          Some sound from last night's Seal Meal in St. John's.

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Fisheries Broadcast phone in.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.jpg Our guest .... Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture,
Member for Grand Bank Darin King.  
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OCI's plans to restructure its operation.

No fishplant operation for St. Lewis, Labrador.
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What's OCI's Plan for the Burin Peninsula.

There are concerns in Fortune that OCI is closing that plant and will re-open a plant on the SouthWest Coast.

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Looking for More Markets

The Province is giving a local furrier financial help to try to interest international buyers in seal fur products. 

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OCI Labour Dispute Ends

We'll hear from both sides now that the lockout of the crew of the Newfoundland Lynx has ended.
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China Seal Deal in Trouble?

A Chinese journalist says he thinks the deal between Canada and China on seals is "suspended if not cancelled".

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Seal hunt a go on The Front.

The annual seal hunt opens on The Front.

longtime processor Kevin Wadman weighs in on lobster, and whether buyers will buy.

 

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Wiseman reprimanded

Merv Wiseman gets a rap on the knuckles for showing two Liberal friends around the marine rescue centre in St. John's - without permission, and a Notre Dame Bay fisherman gets his knuckles rapped for exceeding his cod quota - by 75 pounds.

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Canada's fur institute says mum's the word on new markets for Seals.

 A new report shows even small fish like sardines are being overfished.

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The seal industry says there are markets out there.

One long-time lobster buyer says the province's price-setting panel is useless, and biased toward the FFAW.

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The Fisheries Broadcast - Wednesday April 4, 2012

They've agreed on a price for crab, but buyers aren't biting on the lobster price.

A conversation with Dr. George Rose about the predator-prey relationship

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The Fisheries Broadcast - Monday April 2, 2012

The talks between the Union and OCI have broken off... I'll have both sides of that. More reaction to declining crab quotas.

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Full Speed Ahead at the Seal Hunt

The Northeast Coast Sealers Co-op is looking at a hunt this year that it hopes will match last year's.
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Nutan Furs is closing its seal tannery in Catalina.

The FFAW floats a plan that could help crab harvesters.nutan furs.JPG
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Some harvesters object to licence retirement plan.

The union is getting criticism for the way the Lobster Licence retirement fund is being administered.
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Owner-Operator Reaction from Nova Scotia

Harvesters in Cape Breton meet to talk about their fears over the possible loss of fleet separation and owner operator principles.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Tuesday March 20, 2012

People in the Reef's Harbour, New Ferolle are getting tired of excuses as to why their fish plant is not operating as much as it once did. 
There's hope for a seal fishery this year.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Monday March 19, 2012

Today on the Broadcast. We Check in with the FFAW's Mildred Skinner on negotiations to determine the price of lobster. Veteran sealer Jack Troake weighs in on whether there'll be a Seal fishery and a conversation with MUN Sociologist Dr Barbara Neis about rebuilding the fishery and restoring communities.li-lobster-stjohns-503.jpg
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday March 16

 The union and OCI will go back to the bargaining table next week. Federal minister Keith Ashfield on fleet separation. Another call to ban the hakapik and a sealers group doesn't like what I DIDN'T say about the seal hunt.
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The Temperature Rises on Trawlermen's dispute.

Interviews with OCI's Martin Sullivan and the FFAW's Dave Decker point to the level of disagreement OCI's Martin Sullivan.jpgFFAW's David Decker (CBC).jpg

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The Grey Seal Hunt in the Gulf Was a Bust.

Only eight seals were taken this year in a hunt that was crippled by poor weather and poorer markets. We'll speak with Nova Scotia sealer Robert Courtney.A female grey seal moves over thin ice near the shore in Canso, N.S. (Andrew Vaughan_Canadian Press).jpg                                                                  A female grey seal moves over thin ice near the shore in Canso, N.S. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

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We'll revisit Port Union to see how displaced workers are doing.

The fish plant in Port Union has been closed since Hurricane Igor struck the community in September 2010. (CBC ).jpgAn interview with union local president Jim Dalton. He has found work outside the community, but he says he is still fighting for a worker adjustment program for the community.
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400 dead seals found on Hay Island, NS

Humane Society discovers dead seals on Hay Island, but DFO has no idea yet why they died.ns-seal-hunt-1_620.jpg

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Fisheries Broadcast - Friday March 9 , 2012

We'll end the week where we started it...discussion of the DFO consultation process and possible changes to the owner operator agreement and the fleet separation policy. We'll try to figute out where the PROVINCE stands on all of this.
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