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    June 28, 2012 - 22:53

    I have a colour poster called one in a million, It is a poster i picked up at the Dept of fisheries in St. Johns about 35 years ago, this paper shows how one cod egg in a million survives to become an adult cod fish, I think the mortality rate of a cod egg has dropped from in a million to one in a billion or less, The question is how to increase the mortality rate of the cod fish, I think that fish breeding or hatching stations should be built to hatch fish eggs and keep the small fish in fish pounds until the they are large, then release them into small protected coves around the island so they may breed and help rebuild the fish stock. then reduce the seal population that are in the many millions of Hungry pretiors destroying the cod stock

  • Ray Johnson
    June 25, 2012 - 21:08

    Viewing the comments coming in from other parts of Canada re: Ryan Cleary's get together at the Delta here in NL, may indeed be fruitful, however, I have lost confidence in the political system, especially knowing all MP's had 20 years to turn things around concerning the problem within the fishery. I believe it's imperative that we look outside the box and see ourselves as we are. We are Nflders and Labradorians who have turned our backs on the resource that brought your forefathers and their wives to these incredible shores that are now the envy of the world. Seeing the small boats on the water is a sure indication of our hope that the inshore fishery and our rights is possible if we all stand together. Oil is one thing, but how long will it last? Buiding houses and expanding the urban centres is another indication that there will be very little land left to grow food produce. Right now we import about 95 percent of our food. Shameful. I could go on. Let's wait and see what happens on July 2nd, 2012.

  • willy
    June 25, 2012 - 12:42

    The fishery is DEAD !!! Why don't people just accept that hard fact and move on.

  • Jason
    June 25, 2012 - 11:42

    30 Million invested into the fishery, seems like a drop in the bucket compared to what's being invested in the city of St.John's. 40 Million for this, 48 million for that!! Seems the old ways are continuing, unless you live inside the overpass, your doomed!! With a province of roughly 535,000 people, We have way too many Natural resources both on Land & Sea for any of these goons to make excuses.. There should be no arguments, the Province of NL should be on easy street!!!

  • alfred
    June 25, 2012 - 10:51

    good point townie, heaven help if they form government federally, but it won't happen. unlike here in manitoba where the socialist NDP have us over a billion dollars in debt, user fees sky rocketing, taxes up, 2.5% gas tax, etc etc. THE NDP wouldn't run a circus because they are a circus. as for mp cleary, he is just a mouth piece for is QUEBEC leader.

  • Frank M
    June 25, 2012 - 10:26

    Our Fishery is in need of an overhaul, but neither Mr. Cleary, the various levels of government, the Industry or the fisherman's Union seems willing to sit down and have a serious discussion. The current model simply does not work. Changes to EI imposed by the Federal government just might be the spark to examine what the Fishery of the future will look like. Unless it just becomes another round of fight, fight and fight again, which serves no real purpose.

  • crista
    June 25, 2012 - 09:42

    you say cleary do not know what is talking ,that is your right? i am going to tell you I know what i am talking about!!! ? you can think about this,the fisherman the problem merchants then the government then the unions, than the DIRT?then they see the money that could could be made of the fishery then the buddy system with the merchants unions,government then they took from the fisherman and shared with there free trade, then then fisherman brought into government bussiness unions, then the pay out of the liences what a mess then through in the experts the scientist than the liences wre given out through the government,then secrets and bussiness in the bubby buddy system???? and yes i would like to attend this room talk meeting and tell them the role the media played in to this and this is just the bare basics to what i am talking about ????

    June 25, 2012 - 09:04

    go away cleary, you and your QUEBEC dictator haven got a clue about the fishery. WASN'T THIS THE GUY WHO SLAMMED OUR SEAL HUNT ? i think so ! take your mouth piece and run away on your 3 month free payed vacation @ our expence until parliment opens in september. taxpayers don't need their summer vacations ruined listening and seeing all the hot air coming out of the ears of this guy .

  • Maurice E. Adams
    June 25, 2012 - 08:52

    While Clearly may not have all the answers, throwing money at the fishery is no substitute for a real fisheries 'vision', nor for real leadership --- no more than throwing money at Nalcor for an uneconomic, unneeded and excessively high cost Muskrat Falls project is a substitute for an energy or economic development vision for the province..... I agree with Cleary that --- using the pink, white and green is a symbol of the 'new attitude' in Newfoundland and Labrador ----- see www.vision2041.com website .

  • Townie
    June 25, 2012 - 08:34

    and Ryan.....what is your solution to this problem? I see your mouth move but nothing substantial ever comes out. Heaven help us if the NDP ever form a government. Mouth piece at best!

  • Ben
    June 25, 2012 - 08:30

    Cleary tell us what the NDP policy is on the fishery? Provincially they do not have a clue about the fishery. We all have to realize that the fishery has changed from years ago...no more can there be a fish plant in every community. Also most of the young people do not want to get involved in the fishery. Our problem here in NL is that some refuse to let go of 'the good ole days', which by the way were not so good as we were living them (they actually look better now). It is time for people like Cleary to stop playing with people and give us some real strategies they have for the fishery. PS...i bet Dale Kirby will be at that photo op next week.

  • David
    June 25, 2012 - 07:44

    The handling of the fishery collapse is a case study in the the ultimate example of opportunistic, manipulative, gutless politics. KIcking the can down the road, beyond the next election, using taxpayer money as a pitiful bribe to quiet people --- an expensive soother in the mouths of children. This is supposedly what we pay those in government so very generously for...their courageous, decisive leadership. John Crosbie, former Minister of Fisheries whose famous "I didn't take the GD fish from the water!" , was made our Lt. Governor....seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up.

  • PT Barnum
    June 25, 2012 - 07:22

    Way to go Clearly - another opportunity for you to get your face in the paper and on the TV. You now officially have no position on anything, because you flap your mouth at everything. Great Stunt planned for July 2, 2012 it proves to have all the elements of a PT Barnum event: shameless hucksterism and peerless spectacle. I'll bring the "The Feejee Mermaid" and the "Bearded Lady."

    • Chantal
      June 25, 2012 - 08:46

      So anytime someone from the opposition says anything, it's simply an attention getting device? You could have made a rational argument, but instead you hide behind a stupid ad hominem attack. He's been elected and has a duty to represent his constituents -- that's the way a parliamentary democracy works... even if you don't like it.

  • roy
    June 25, 2012 - 06:55

    This fellow cleary has no idea about the fishery, just another mouth piece in ottawa. The days of having a fishplant in every community are gone, its now a case of world competition. Maybe his idea idea is to return to the fish merchat days then this might work. I guess if he keeps up his ranting he might be heard and get elected, Newfoundlanders like that, the ranting and roaring

  • Casey
    June 25, 2012 - 06:48

    If we had a few more like Cleary, Ottawa just might get the message and start protecting the fish stocks for NLers, not EU fishermen. There will be no inquiry, unfortunately, because Ottawa has to much to hide!