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Month: March 2019

Volunteer Snapshot: A Week in the Life

03/29/2019 Our Union’s extensive network of volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to improving the fishing industry by offering their time and expertise. Their work is critical to advancing
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LRP Review for Northern Shrimp Step in Right Direction for Inshore Fishery

03/28/2019 LRP Review for Northern Shrimp Step in Right Direction for Inshore Fishery The northern shrimp fishery is incredibly important for fish harvesters, plant workers, and the rural economy, in
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LRP Review for Northern Shrimp Step in Right Direction for Inshore Fishery

03/28/2019 The northern shrimp fishery is incredibly important for fish harvesters, plant workers, and the rural economy, in general. The inshore entered the northern shrimp fishery in 1997, and over
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Inshore Council Election – Reminder to Return Ballots

03/28/2019 Inshore Council elections are underway and members are reminded that if you are in a contested area, ballots must be received in the envelope provided no later than April
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FFAW Leaders Meet with Premier Following Last Week’s Rally

03/27/2019 Following a rally of over 700 fish harvesters, plant workers and concerned citizens in St. John’s last week, FFAW-Unifor leadership met with Premier Dwight Ball to discuss mounting concerns
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Price Negotiations for Snow Crab Head to Panel

03/27/2019 Negotiations on the minimum price for snow crab were held this week in St. John’s between FFAW and ASP. FFAW was represented by its crab negotiating team, consisting of
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MEDIA RELEASE: Capelin Science Gives Inadequate Picture of Stock Health

03/25/2019 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) provided an industry technical briefing on capelin and confirmed that fishery removals are having no measurable
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Applications Open for Sentinel Fishery in La Scie and Plate Cove

03/22/2019 PENDING PROJECT APPROVAL the FFAW will be accepting applications for the following Sentinel Sites: La Scie Sentinel Site: Harvesters from Harbour Round, Brents Cove, and La Scie are eligible
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Crowd Fills Duckworth Street in Support of Inshore Fishery

03/21/2019 Harvesters, plant workers and concerned citizens filled the streets of downtown St. John’s yesterday in a show of solidarity for our province’s inshore fishery. The event began at the
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Mass Demonstration on Wednesday

03/18/2019 FFAW-Unifor is holding a mass demonstration Wednesday, March 20 beginning at 12 pm at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s followed by a march through downtown. Our Union is expecting
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