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Month: May 2019

10th Annual World Oceans Day FREE Family Event

05/31/2019 10th Annual World Oceans Day FREE Family Event Have you ever touched a sea cucumber or heard the sound of whales communicating? Ever wanted to explore a fisheries patrol boat
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3Ps Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery Opening

5/31/2019 FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS nf.19.142B May. 31, 2019 3Ps Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery Opening DFO advises that the 3Ps Greenland Halibut (Turbot) fishery for vessels
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FFAW Meets with Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson

05/30/2019 On May 29, FFAW-Unifor’s President, Secretary Treasurer and Director of Public Affairs met with Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson in St. John’s. The meeting’s discussion focused on
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FFAW Calls on New Provincial Cabinet to Follow Through on Election Commitments

05/30/2019 May 30, 2019 FFAW Calls on New Provincial Cabinet to Follow Through on Election Commitments The Liberal Government held the swearing-in ceremony for cabinet today in St. John’s. Among
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Applications Open for 4R3Pn Otter-Trawl Fleet for Redfish Study

05/30/2019 NOTICE TO HARVESTERS: FFAW is now accepting applications from 4R 3Pn Otter Trawl Fleet to participate in a Redfish selectivity study by Marine Institute for the purpose of evaluating
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MEDIA RELEASE: Review Meeting Begins Process to Manage Shrimp in Context of Changing Marine Ecosystem

05/27/2019 Review Meeting Begins Process to Manage Shrimp in Context of Changing Marine Ecosystem May 27, 2019 Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) held a technical briefing on
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FFAW Calls for More Stringent Fish Plant Inspections

05/23/2019 FFAW Calls for More Stringent Fish Plant Inspections A recent incident at the Ocean Choice International (OCI) plant in Fortune underscores the urgent need for improved Occupational Health and Safety regulations in fish processing plants. Workers
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Mackerel TAC Cut 20% for 2019 Despite Indications of Abundance

05/23/2019 This afternoon, the Atlantic Mackerel Advisory Committee (AMAC) announced a 20% decrease in the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic mackerel, from 10,000mt last year to 8,000mt for the
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Federal Government Announces Funding for Harvesters Affected by Severe Ice Conditions

05/22/2019 Federal Government Announces Funding for Harvesters Affected by Severe Ice Conditions  Today, the federal government announced funding through an Ice Assistance Emergency Program for fish harvesters impacted by the
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FFAW Urges DFO to Increase 4R Halibut Quotas

05/22/2019 FFAW Urges DFO to Increase 4R Halibut Quotas Earlier this year, FFAW submitted a proposal to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to increase the 4R Halibut Total
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