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Government Mishandling Fisheries Crisis


For Immediate Release

20 March, 2024


Jim Dinn (St. John’s Centre) the Leader of Newfoundland and Labrador’s NDP provided the following statement in response to concerns heard from fish harvesters and FFAW today at the Confederation Building.


“The fishery is a cornerstone of this province, and the workers in that industry have been ignored by the Liberal government who refuses to do the hard work to protect their livelihoods and the communities that rely on them. This is another crisis in a long line of crises as a result of government’s neglect and failure to act. Once again we find government scrambling to regain control of the situation.


“This crisis has reached a boiling point. It should have never gotten this far. Government needs to get back to the table and find a resolution that ensures fish harvesters get paid fairly for their product, and fish plant workers continue to have good paying jobs to keep rural communities alive.


“Instead of threatening confrontation, do what we and others have been suggesting, engage in meaningful dialogue to address issues. It is hard to talk to people, but it is the best way to achieve meaningful solutions.”


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For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or eddystcoeur@gov.nl.ca 


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