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Month: February 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Pushes Forward with Crab Science Despite Industry Objections

02/26/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Inshore snow crab harvesters are deeply disappointed in today’s stock assessment briefing for snow crab where the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) included an incomplete, proposed precautionary
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Editorial: Trading one backdoor for another

02/25/2019 Click here to read an editorial from Keith Sullivan published in the Telegram
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Canada Approves Harvesting of Japanese Turbot Quota in Canadian Waters

02/18/2019 CALL YOUR MP TO LET THEM KNOW THIS DECISION MUST BE REVERSED Last week FFAW-Unifor learned that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved a deal negotiated by
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Applications Open for Atlantic Halibut Longline Survey in 3Ps and 3NO

02/18/2019 FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Longline Survey in 3Ps and 3NO between May 22 and July 22, 2019. Harvesters licensed to fish in 3Ps, with
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Northern Shrimp Stock Assessment Shows Stabilization for Inshore Harvesters

02/18/2019 DFO held a technical briefing for northern shrimp today to update industry stakeholders on the most recent stock assessment for Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5 and 6. Results
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Federal Court Rejects Appeal, Rules to Protect Owner-Operator Policy

02/12/2019 FFAW-Unifor is pleased with Friday afternoon’s unanimous ruling from the federal court appeal upholding the Federal Government’s right to enact and enforce policies to protect the inshore, owner-operator fishery. The case
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Harvesters, FFAW and Crab Scientist Push DFO to Reevaluate Crab Plan

02/07/2019 The Precautionary Approach (PA) Working Group for snow crab began its work this week in St. John’s with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and key stakeholders. Fish
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FFAW Lays Foundation for a Sustainable Snow Crab Fishery at DFO Meeting

02/07/2019 The Snow Crab PA Working Group held its first meeting this week in St. John’s.  FFAW-Unifor staff along with 11 fleet chairs were in attendance at the two-day meeting
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Close Call at OCI Fortune

02/06/2019 Close Call at OCI Fortune Exposure to Carbon Monoxide hospitalizes 4 workers. On January 15th, four workers at the OCI plant in Fortune were taken to hospital with what
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FFAW Presents to Senate on Bill C-55

02/06/2019 Full video of the Senate Committee meeting can be viewed here. Good morning and thank you to the Committee for giving me the opportunity to speak to you today. My
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