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Month: November 2018

DFO Consultations on Fishery Monitoring Policy and Marine Mammal Protection

11/26/2018 Today in St. John’s, DFO began consultation sessions on Fishery Monitoring Policy and Marine Mammal Protection. In these consultation sessions, DFO is introducing its plan for a national Fishery
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FFAW Marks World Fisheries Day with Advocacy on Parliament Hill

11/23/2018 This week FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan was in Ottawa meeting with Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries issues. Many meetings focused on the importance
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World Fisheries Day Message – November 21, 2018

11/21/2018 Today, fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are celebrating World Fisheries Day. In the history of our Union, tens of thousands of fish harvesters and plant workers have held
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DFO Reverses Decision to Grant Controversial Sea Cucumber Allocation

11/20/2018 DFO has reversed its previous decision to grant an inshore allocation to a corporation that was partnered with a First Nations group. Under the new management measures, the increased
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Invitation to Attend Lobster Industry Reseach & Innovation Workshop in Corner Brook

11/20/2018 Springboard Atlantic and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency are bringing together the lobster industry with the research capacity at Atlantic Canada’s universities and colleges. Come and tell us what
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Meetings on New Snow Crab Management Approach

11/20/2018 DFO is hosting important meetings on a new management approach (precautionary approach) for snow crab around the province this week. The first meetings took place Monday in St. John’s and Tuesday
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Oil Spill at White Rose Oil Field

11/17/2018 On Friday, November 16, Husky Energy reported an oil spill at the White Rose field, approximately 350km southeast from St. John’s. We have been monitoring the situation closely for
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DFO Science Lacks Respect and Consideration for Fish Harvesters

11/16/2018 Fish harvesters are expressing their frustration with what they feel is a lack of respect and consideration from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Science branch when it
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Government Relations Update

11/15/2018 This article written by Jessica McCormick, Assistant to the President, was originally published in the Winter 2018-19 edition of the Union Forum magazine In November, FFAW marked World Fisheries Day
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Upcoming Meetings for all Fish Harvesters

11/15/2018 The FFAW is holding a series of meetings in the following locations for all harvesters. Staff representatives and FFAW science staff will be in attendance to discuss oil and
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