Skip to content

Month: September 2019

Reports of Significant Farmed Fish Mortality on South Coast

FFAW-Unifor has received numerous reports of a significant number of dead farmed salmon on the south coast of the island. Fish harvesters have long raised concerns over the possible environmental
Read More

Expanding Knowledge of Atlantic Mackerel Spawning Behaviour

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Union Forum Magazine, written by Dr. Erin Carruthers, FFAW-Unifor Fisheries Scientist. For many years, Newfoundland fish harvesters have reported
Read More

Rod and Rita Roul – Partners in Life and in Fishing

“It was one of the best decisions we ever made. It secured a future for us here in Newfoundland,” Rita says.
Read More

Steady Wave of Women have Taken to Fishing Over the Years

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Union Forum magazine, written by Tina Pretty, FFAW-Unifor Women’s Coordinator.  I was recently asked by a long-time fish harvester
Read More

Fishing – It’s a Family Affair

Neil and Cara are a young family making their living in the fishery.
Read More

Harvester-Led Cod Sentinel Survey in 25th Year

The data collected has provided a long-term index to better understand northern cod around Newfoundland and Labrador and shows the critical role fish harvesters play in the processes for fisheries
Read More

FFAW Meets with Premier, Minister Byrne and Minister Coady

Today, FFAW representatives met with Premier Dwight Ball, Minister Gerry Byrne and Minister Siobhan Coady to discuss important issues related to the fishery and the impacts of oil and gas
Read More

Harvesters Speak Out on FISH-NL Disturbance at Baie Verte Meeting

Today 40 fish harvesters were gathered in Baie Verte to discuss critical issues they’re facing around a lack of processing capacity in the region and a lack of buyers for
Read More

Fish Harvesters Speak Out on Processing Company Cartel

Fish harvesters gathered in St. John’s today to speak out against the cartel-like behaviour of the province’s fish processing companies.
Read More

ASP Claims Water Loss in Squid to Lower Price

The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) is trying to achieve through economic threats what it chose not to achieve at the negotiating table. For the past month, members of ASP
Read More