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Month: February 2018

Results of Snow Crab Stock Assessment for 2HJ3KLNOP4R

02/26/2018 This morning, FFAW-Unifor members participated in a technical briefing by DFO Science on the most recent Snow Crab Stock Assessment for 2HJ3KLNOP4R. Key takeaways from the briefing show that
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Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters, plant workers to suffer at loss of surf clam quota

02/23/2018 The recent decision by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to give 25 per cent of the current quota for Arctic surf clams to new entrants to the fishery
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FFAW files motion to overturn decision by Labour Board

02/23/2018 With just cause, FFAW-Unifor filed a motion to overturn a February 21, 2017 decision by the province’s Labour Relations Board dismissing FFAW’s challenge that FISH-NL was not a properly
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Workers Win Increase to Injured Workers’ Compensation Rates

02/20/2018 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador are celebrating a victory at the Workers’ Compensation Board today after the provincial government announced that compensation benefits for injured
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DFO Must Re-Evaluate Northern Shrimp Data

02/16/2018 ST. JOHN’S, NL – FFAW-Unifor is calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to re-evaluate the reference points used to establish the stock status of Northern Shrimp
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Perseverance Pays Off in Beachside

02/15/2018 “The squeaky wheel always gets the grease.” That’s Nancy Bowers’ motto. Bowers, a fish harvester and member of FFAW-Unifor’s Inshore Council, has worked tirelessly since before the 2015 federal
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Fish Harvesters Mark Significant Victory in Fight to Protect Independent Owner Operator Fishery

02/06/2018 St. John’s, NL – After many years of advocating for changes to legislation, today fish harvesters in the province are welcoming significant amendments to Canada’s Fisheries Act that will provide legal
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Canada’s Independent Fish Harvesters Welcome Landmark Changes to Fisheries Act

02/06/2018 Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick – The Canadian Independent Fish Harvester’s Federation (CIFHF) is celebrating a significant victory in the fight to protect the independence of Canada’s owner operator
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Letter: Fishery corporations kick messaging into high gear

02/05/2018 Published in The Telegram on February 5, 2018 As is evidenced from two recent articles in The Telegram (the letter, Jan. 23 “We need to enhance Atlantic Canada’s fisheries”
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C-NLOPB announces call for new exploration areas, FFAW to submit concerns

02/01/2018 ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced yesterday that they are accepting calls for nominations for new areas of oil and gas exploration. As a
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