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OIL SPILL EXPERIMENTS CANCELLED AFTER FFAW INTERVENES

July 12, 2024 An FFAW demand has been successfully answered as the Union received formal news from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) today the two planned offshore
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Unifor Canada Issues Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Lebouthillier Demanding Intervention

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DFO DEPUTY MINISTER DEFENDS NORTHERN COD DECISION, MAINTAINS COMMITMENT TO NAFO NOT INSHORE

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Yesterday afternoon, FFAW-Unifor met with the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Annette Gibbons, to reiterate the call to reverse last month’s Northern cod decision,
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14,000 working Newfoundlanders and Labradorians - a history steeped in the fishing industry.

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Harvesters stormed a meeting of federal and provincial environment ministers today to send a message to Justin Trudeau: Reverse the decision on Northern cod. Reinstate the stewardship fishery and reaffirm the 115,000t commitment. Nothing less is acceptable. We will NOT allow offshore draggers to destroy rebuilding efforts and further destroy our possibility of long term sustainability.www.saveourcod.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Liam wants to become a professional fisherman when he grows up, just like his Pop. The fishery is more than just a job for people like Liam and his family. The fishery is our way of life. What will be left if Justin Trudeau and the federal government continue corporatizing our public resources? Taking more and more from our owner-operator fishery and lining the pockets of the corporate fleet. It’s more than just immoral. Our coastal communities depend on Northern cod. For over thirty years they’ve waited patiently and worked diligently to see Northern cod flourish once again. For what? In 1991, just ONE year before the total collapse of cod was announced, the total allowable catch for cod was 190,000t. Last year, the Stewardship fishery was just 13,000t - or less than 7% of what is was just before the total closure. But in 2024, the Trudeau Government is letting offshore and international draggers back in. Not. Happening. People like Liam are depending on a sustainable future, and people like Diane Lebouthillier Seamus O'Regan, Gudie Hutchings need to DO BETTER. Stand up for Liam’s future. Stand up for the future of coastal Newfoundland and Labrador. Reinstate the Stewardship Fishery and Reaffirm the 115,000k Commitment! www.saveourcod.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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✊Our Fishery. Our Future. Reverse the 2024 Northern cod decision and protect our resources for generations to come. www.saveourcod.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Brothers Larry and Tony putting crab pots back on the trailer after another great season. Photo by Nicole Earle.📸Send your photos to htucker@ffaw.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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‼️ FFAW-Unifor is aware that Quinn Sea is pressuring individual harvesters to sign an agreement that violates the agreed upon 2024 minimum price for sea cucumber. To emphasize, this wasn’t a price ruled by the Panel, but a price agreed on by FFAW and ASP. This is an obvious violation of the collective agreement and will result in harvesters getting less than the minimum price..📄A copy of an agreement is pictured below, if you have been asked to sign a similar agreement please notify your Member Representative immediately. .🥒The 2024 agreed upon price for sea cucumber is a rollover from 2023 - $0.74/with a flat 34 % water deduction. The agreement also guarantees harvesters a 10% tolerance for under 4” sea cucumber. ... See MoreSee Less
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