Jeers: to empty words. Premier Dwight Ball stepped up to the microphone at Confederation Building last week to talk to reporters about the $100-million federal fisheries development fund that he and federal Minister Judy Foote announced March 10. It’s a far cry from the $400-million provincial/federal fund touted by Kathy Dunderdale’s Progressive Conservatives, which was promised but never materialized. What did Ball have to say about the fund? Precious little. He couldn’t say how much the province will have to contribute as part of the deal, what the money would be spent on or when it would be available — at first saying the process “could be years,” and then, “you’ll see money flowing this year.” Details, as they say, are scanty.