MEDIA ADVISORY: Harvesters, Plant Workers, Processing Companies Collaborate on Strategic Plan for the Future of Groundfish Fishery

10/24/2017

Media are invited to attend the morning session of the Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (NL-GIDC) Annual General Meeting, where a draft strategic plan for the future of our province’s groundfish fishery will be presented.  

The event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, October 25 from 8:30 to 10 am at the Comfort Inn Airport Hotel, St. John’s.

Speakers at the morning session include:

  • Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
  • Jim Baird, NL-GIDC Independent Chair
  • Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President
  • Bill Barry, CEO Barry Group

Following the session, media will have the opportunity to interview the speakers as well as harvesters and plant workers involved in groundfish. Attached is a backgrounder for additional information on the NL-GIDC. If possible, please RSVP to [email protected] as space may be limited.

For media inquiries, please contact Courtney Glode, 709-743-4445 [email protected] 

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