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Month: March 2017

Rural NL faces devastation in light of drastic cuts to northern shrimp quota

03/31/2017 ST. JOHN’S – Yesterday evening, the federal government announced a 63 per cent cut to inshore northern shrimp quota in fishing area 6. The FFAW is calling on the
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Atlantic Mackerel Science Assessment and Advisory Committee

03/31/2017 After attending the Atlantic Mackerel Science Assessment Process in February, this week harvesters Randy Randell (3K) & Allan Sheppard (4R) along with Staff Rep Jason Spingle were joined by
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Update on 2017 Snow Crab Price Negotiations

03/29/2017 2017 Snow Crab price negotiations concluded today. The final offer from the companies was $4.10. The final offer from FFAW was $4.39. Submissions have been made to the Price
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Northern cod stock continues on upwards trend

03/27/2017 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) held a technical briefing on the 2017 stock status for northern cod in 2J3KL. The biomass of
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Federal government protects overabundant seal population over fish stocks

03/24/2017 MONCTON, NB – Fish harvesters attending the Gulf Groundfish Advisory Committee this week in Moncton are expressing their frustrations and disbelief over the federal government’s refusal to protect groundfish
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FFAW walks out on Transport Canada meeting after fishing regulations force harvesters into non-compliance

03/16/2017 HALIFAX – Transport Canada’s (TC) refusal to work with industry to develop an implementation plan to support new regulations forced 15 fishing organisations representing over 20,000 fish harvesters to
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Labour Relations Board rejects FISH-NL request for FFAW membership list

03/13/2017 On Friday afternoon, the Labour Relations Board announced its rejection of FISH-NL’s request for access to the FFAW’s membership list. The FFAW argued that in addition to being without
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