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Cleary to lead FISH-NL executive, Richard Gillett is vice-president

Some of the delegates at the inaugural FISH-NL convention in Gander.
Some of the delegates at the inaugural FISH-NL convention in Gander.

GANDER, N.L. — About 150 fish harvesters are in Gander today for the inaugural convention of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL).

One of the first items on the agenda today was to choose a president, and Ryan Cleary — former journalist and former NDP Member of Parliament — was named to that position.

Other members of the executive of the new organization are: Richard Gillett, vice president; Joanna Ryan-Guy, secretary; Jason Sullivan, representative of the under-40 fleet.

A representative for the over 40 ft fleet will be determined later today.

The FISH-NL convention, which is going on all day in Gander, aims to begin a certification process that could see fish harvesters break away from the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) to join this new union.

More coverage from the convention to come.

One of the first items on the agenda today was to choose a president, and Ryan Cleary — former journalist and former NDP Member of Parliament — was named to that position.

Other members of the executive of the new organization are: Richard Gillett, vice president; Joanna Ryan-Guy, secretary; Jason Sullivan, representative of the under-40 fleet.

A representative for the over 40 ft fleet will be determined later today.

The FISH-NL convention, which is going on all day in Gander, aims to begin a certification process that could see fish harvesters break away from the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) to join this new union.

More coverage from the convention to come.

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