August 2019 | FFAW-Unifor | Fish Food & Allied Workers Union


FFAW Leadership and Fish Harvesters Discuss Mackerel with Federal Minister

Aug 31, 2019

Yesterday, FFAW leadership, including fish harvesters Trevor Jones, Robbie Green and Allan Sheppard, held a very productive meeting with federal fisheries minister Jonathan Wilkinson to discuss serious concerns with the science and management of the Atlantic mackerel fishery.


The FFAW’s role in mitigating impacts of oil and gas activities on the fishing industry

Aug 30, 2019

To suggest that the FFAW has a conflict of interest with the oil and gas industry shows ignorance to the necessary interaction that exists between the fishing industry and oil and gas activities.


Oil and Gas Expansion Continues in Marine Refuges and Valuable Fishing Grounds

Aug 29, 2019

Our members were not consulted on the new exploration area that is now up for nominations. We have significant concerns surrounding how this will impact fish harvesters, particularly those that participate in the snow crab fishery.


Fish Harvesters Urge Minister to Reconsider Approach to Mackerel Fishery

Aug 28, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has not done the appropriate work needed to both accurately estimate the mackerel biomass and calculate commercial and recreational removals. Consequently, our members are being shortchanged the opportunity to harvest at reasonable levels and coastal community are losing out on millions of dollars in income.


FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Take Action on Seal Overpopulation

Aug 28, 2019

FFAW-Unifor is launching a seal petition across the province this week asking government to address seal overpopulation.


FFAW Responds to Ocean Choice International and Icewater Seafoods

Aug 21, 2019

08/21/2019 FFAW Responds to Ocean Choice International and Icewater Seafoods August 21, 2019 ST. JOHN’S, NL – In response to


Second Oil Spill at Hibernia

Aug 19, 2019

08/19/2019 A spill at the Hibernia oil platform was reported on the evening of Saturday, August 17, just two short


2J3KL Cod Management Plan

Aug 19, 2019

07/19/2019 This afternoon, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) released the management plan for the 2019 2J3KL northern


Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout

Aug 15, 2019

08/15/2019 Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout Protests were held earlier this week as a result of the Association


Fish Harvesters Welcome Minister’s Announcement of Task Team on Seals

Aug 14, 2019

08/14/2019 Fish Harvesters Welcome Minister’s Announcement of Task Team on Seals August 14, 2019 ST. JOHN’S, NL – FFAW-Unifor members

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