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  • PHIL C.
    January 03, 2013 - 03:16

    I, AGREE WITH WHAT MR PHIL EARLE SAID IN HIS COMMENT. UNITE ONE AND ALL, FOR THE FISHERY AND THE FUTURE OF IT IN NL.GOD GUARD THEE NEWFOUNDLAND. A FORMER FISH PLANT WORKER UP ALONG.

  • H JEFFORD
    January 01, 2013 - 09:38

    Years ago when there were small rich fishing communities all around the island,there was a Co. formed called FBI, Fishery Products International This Co. had the richest fish market in the world, It was formed to collect the fish from all those rich fishing towns and bring it to market. Then this fishing Co. that was formed to collect the fish and bring to market for the fishermen,Started to fish and compete with the fishermen, It had large factory trawlers ,Now FPI when it was sold it don't need the fishermen or the fish plants, when they sold FPI they sold the fishery, FPI don't need fish plants with factory freezer trawlers they can fish and bring then fish to market all done aboard those factory ships, They don't need fish plants or hundreds of workers, When they sold FPI they sold the fishery, Now small rich fishing towns like white bay that was rich fishing towns now people are leaving to go to Alberta looking for work, It is talk of the fish plant in Grand Bank not opening, Can anyone believe that a fish plant on the Grand Banks Of NFLD not opening? here must be something wrong.

  • phil earle
    December 31, 2012 - 10:56

    Some of us have been trying every thing possible to fore tell the path of doom of the present path of the Fishery. The coporate path of the big processor, FFT's (foreign and local) and the governments who collude and direct this course. The words in this Beacon article tell a truth that must happen for our coastal people and communities and fishers to survive. The only way we can save ourselves is to unite as one, all of us, coastal people, plant workers, fishers big and small, young and old, male and female, fathers and mothers and grand parents, ministers, teachers, Mayors and Counciler's, every one. All together ..tell the our government , our local elected official's in every district and town...that they must represent US, the mass of the people. We want the fishery brought back from the brink of the peoples despair and the wealth of the elite to the profitability of the processor and the Prosperity of Coastal Communities and the Success of ALL Harvestors, large and small. phil earle

  • Casey
    December 29, 2012 - 13:41

    With the stocks recovering I hope there will soon be a Cod Fishery. The naysayers claim there is no one who wants to work in the industry. Don't believe it, like any other industry people will line up if they can make a living. Fishermen need to be better organized and demand answers from Ottawa on it's plans for the re-opening of the fishery. Also the salmon stocks are healthy enough to support at least a limited commercial fishery. The recreational fishery should not have this resource all to themselves. Greedy or what? Now if only the so-called experts can see fit to listen to the the people of the outports and limit the cod fishery to traps and hook&line you will have yourself a viable and sustainable industry for hundreds of years. Mr. Dalley please don't allow companies like OCI to ship away anymore unprocessed product. Leave it in the water until the time is right. Of course Ottawa will have to come onside and work with the provincial government and others in the industry for most of this to happen.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    December 28, 2012 - 10:57

    The U.S. has a deep water fishing fleet of 200 vessels. China had 2,000 in 2010 and planned a 16% increase for a total of 2,300 "deep sea" vessels. An EU report this year said that while China reported only 344,000 tonnes of high seas catch for 2010-2011, its estimated actual haul was more than 41 million tonnes...........On Wednesday past Argentina reported capturing two Chinese fishing vessels fishing illegally inside its 200 mile zone and had to fire warning shots to prevent them from fleeing. In recent weeks South Korea arrested a Chinese fishing vessels for illegally fishing its waters This info gleaned from an article in today's Globe and Mail. And are we teaming up with China?