Communities cope as workers figure out post-fishery futures
- Father Steve Courtney of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Marystown said the closure of the town's fish plant has his parishioners anxious about Christmas and their financial futures. - Photo by Daniel MacEachern/The Telegram
- Ian Edwards, chairman of the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Marystown, said the trickle effect of the fish plant's closure will be felt through Christmas and beyond. -Photo by Daniel MacEachern/The Telegram
- Trinity Bay North Mayor Brendan Peters says workers in Port Union and surrounding area want meaningful employment, not government handouts. - Photo by Daniel MacEachern/The Telegram
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- times changing
- - December 27, 2011 at 04:58:00
The fishery of today and likely of tomorrow is different than the fishery of many years ago.This is true of many industries.Fisherpeople need to recognise this and get on with their lives.They need to do what many other Newfoundlanders have to do and move to where the work is.They should no longer look to the taxpayer to bail out an industry that has way too much overcapacity.
- times changing
- - December 27, 2011 at 04:48:15
The fishery of today and likely of tomorrow is different than many years ago.This is no different than many other industries.It is now time for these workers to get on with their lives.Do what is necessary as so many other Newfoundlanders have had to do.Move away and get a job or retrain for a job,Just do not sit around asking tax payers to continue to bail out an industry which has way too much overcapacity.
- - December 24, 2011 at 16:19:07
It really is sad to see what has happened to NL's fishery.To get other opinions check out the link below. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/with-the-fishery-in-tatters-newfoundlanders-fight-over-the-scraps/article2273376/