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  • Diana
    January 23, 2013 - 19:10

    Let the fishing/crab/lobster industry die. We don't need it. It's a violent industry that engages in cruelty to animals every day. An industry that refuses to admit that it is causing pain and suffering to sentient beings. An industry that has pillaged the oceans to the point of causing extinctions and near extinctions of countless species. Not that we really needed scientists to prove it, but now they've demonstrated that crabs feel pain: Queen's University Belfast scientists showed that crabs select the shelter without the electric shock over the shelter with the shock. Other studies have shown that fish feel pain, that they have neurotransmitters that release endorphins, like we do, that they experience fear and suffer in psychological ways, like we do. In 2013, there is no reason at all to eat animals, whether from the sea or from the land. We have vegetarian versions of just about every kind of meat, fish, and fowl. If you don't have veggie bologna, veggie hot dogs, veggie burgers, veggie chicken nuggets, veggie fish fillets, veggie ham, etc. at your local grocery, it's only because you and your friends haven't requested/demanded these products. Today, you could fill a full size grocery store with veggie versions of everything (including dairy alternatives). So why should we continue to accept cruelty as a daily part of human existence? Isn't it time we evolved?

    • sean brooks
      May 09, 2013 - 12:26

      This is in regards to the first comment I seen by DIANA. Ive been a commercial fisherman for many years and confident I know much more than you will ever about the industry and the future of it. You probably did not know that humans evolved because of the invention of fire. Our brain's scientists say evolved to the point we now use more of it because of the introduction of meat into our diet. It helps to do research before you make comments that dictate the lives of not just people or commercial fisherman, but livliehoods and money on the table for many children and there families

  • Casey
    January 21, 2013 - 13:15

    Good for you Todd Chafe. With proper management the fishing grounds of NL could be gold mine for generations to come. If NLers don't fish their own resource you can be sure that Ottawa will gladly dole it out to foreign interests with the benefits going to other parts of Canada. To all you naysayers is that what you want. With much less fishermen and a better marketing plan EI would not be such an issue, but lets not forget NL is not the only place in Canada that has seasonal employment. The NL government and the union need to pressure Ottawa on it's plan for a re-vitalized Cod Fishery. Don't let them give it away to foreigners to benefit Ontario and Quebec!

  • California Pete from NFLD
    January 21, 2013 - 12:29

    No thanks I like my steady income. I like my steady income fishing will never return to NL the way it was

  • david
    January 21, 2013 - 08:30

    Why would anyone produce a propoganda video to entice new workers into an industry that remains as economically and emotionally ruinous as being a fisherman in Newfoundland? Is the CCPFH that manipulative, devious and cruel? Smile everyone....action!

  • Christopher Chafe
    January 21, 2013 - 07:57

    "Chafe remembers what fishing was like in the 1980s. He says fishing was what you did when there wasn’t anything else to do to make a living. It was the province’s safety net. But that safety net frayed and broke a long time ago and those left hanging on in the fishery are the ones who really want to be there. They’re the people who love it, like Chafe." Or it could be the fact that they LOVE living off TOP EI for the majority of the year.