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  • Michael Lodsin
    November 18, 2013 - 14:55

    Start learning about aquaculture . Do it in the closed plant. Permanent JOBS for EVERY ONE-young and old . Do you know ANY LAZY FISHERMAN?. Of course not. You CAN DO THIS! GOD BLESS EVERYONE

  • little man
    November 18, 2013 - 09:19

    by o by their at it again mr Sullivan the first thing that should be done is for the fish merchant to go home sit down shut up and listen the biggest problem with the fishery is the old merchant is forgetting that the little man started him of his forgetting where he come from and the young merchant wasn,t told the difference and if the hot shots wants it all that's never goin to happen their not givin my share to the EU and that I,m god dam sure of and if they don,t give me any cod to catch if the market rebounds I,m catchin it anyway I owns the fish to Sullivan the same as u and if the fish merchant in newfoundland wants to stop me from filling my deep freeze and stop me from paying my light bill well now that's a horse of another colour now isn,t I guess they better watch what wire they cross,in ps treat us fishermen right and ye all have no trouble treat us wrong and ye,ll have more than ye can handle the days off workin for our diet and no thank u is over isn,t it

  • Hank
    November 15, 2013 - 07:00

    Give the fishery back to the fishermen and those small prospers, rich little towns that was established because of the fishery. Those small towns that grew up around the small fishing ports , all around the island that were rich in fish, To collect and market this fish they formed fishery products INT which had the largest market in the world for fish. But then FPI the Co, that was started to be a market for the fishermen fish, started to compete with the fisher men for the fish with those multi billion Dollar Floating Fish Factories, That could catch and process the fish at sea ready for the market? They do not need fish plants in those small ports or towns. They only need a couple of floating factory ships that can process what ever fish that can be caught, by automation , packaged and processed ready for the market. WHEN THEY SOLD FPI THEY SOLD THE FISHERY.

  • david
    November 14, 2013 - 10:43

    There will never...not in a million years .....be enough political backbone or leadership nor public agreement to 'fix' the fishery. We are who we are, and our fate on this is simply undeniable and unstoppable.

  • Matthews
    November 14, 2013 - 10:13

    The problem as I see it is that what makes perfectly good business sense is not necessarily acceptable socially and thus, politically. Placating voters is what our politicians do best.

  • Ken Collis
    November 14, 2013 - 06:26

    A good first step would be to allow fishers to sell to whoever will pay the best price. No more bending the laws for the Sullivans and leaving the fishermen stranded, as usual.

    • MJ
      November 14, 2013 - 08:56

      I agree totally, free trade is free trade and if the goverment wants to go down that road they should do it all the way. Goverment should inforce legeslation and support to ensure fisherman can not be forced to sell to any one broker. They should be able to sell directly to European brokers if they choose, but no one is bring up this issue and chances are it is not on the table, otherwise Sullivan would not support this Free Trade Agreement. Free Trade for everyone, not just the rich!!!!!!

  • Harry
    November 14, 2013 - 05:15

    Mr Sullivan, I have to agree with you on this one, I live in a fishing community. Things are getting harder to make a living. Do the fishery need to be restructure? answer is yes, Can it be done? answer is yes. My community has a closed fish plant. nothing is going on there. just people wondering what are they going to do next. I recall meeting a man from the west coast, back in July. By the name of Charles Murphy, The one the liberal said no to, we were talking about the closed fish plant. And he said to me, he couldn't understand why the building wasn't put to use for the people of the area. So I ask him what would he do with the plant. He said if I was your MHA, he would put people to work, At the same time remove some of the burden from the fishery.