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Month: September 2021

Deadline Extended for Fish Harvesters Benefits Portal

The deadline to apply for benefits and grants via DFO's Fish Harvester Portal has been extended to October 31, 2021. 
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CALL YOUR FEDERAL MP ABOUT ISSUES WITH THE BENEFIT PORTAL!

September 27 – The Canadian Independent Fish Harvester’s Federation sent the letter below to the Deputy Minister of Fisheries last Friday, September 24th, referencing the systematic failures experienced by fish harvesters
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FFAW-UNIFOR LOOK FORWARD TO ADVANCING KEY ISSUES WITH RE-ELECTED LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

September 21, 2021 – Members of FFAW-Unifor congratulate the Liberal Party of Canada for its successful re-election, and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau on his forthcoming re-appointment as Prime Minister
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FFAW-Unifor Support Request for Search and Rescue Efforts to Continue

September 20, 2021 – On behalf of staff and membership of FFAW-Unifor, our thoughts are with the families of Marc Freeman Russell and Joey Jenkins, as they remain missing off
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FFAW-UNIFOR RELEASES FEDERAL ELECTION REPORT CARD

September 16, 2021 – Today, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) released its federal election report card, grading responses to a questionnaire on key issues affecting the Union’s
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FALL SHRIMP PRICE DECISION

September 15, 2021 – The Standing Fish Price Setting Panel released its decision on the Fall price of shrimp just moments ago, and selected the FFAW-Unifor position. Effective midnight Saturday, September
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Young-of-the-year Mackerel Again In Abundance Off Northeast Coast

September 13, 2021 – For many years, Newfoundland fish harvesters have reported an abundance of young-of-the-year mackerel or “pencil mackerel”, which are 10 – 20 cm in length and approximately
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FISH HARVESTER BENEFIT UPDATE

September 9, 2021 – For harvesters who have received an overpayment letter containing an appeal deadline of September 15th, 2021, DFO has granted a further overpayment appeal deadline to October
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FFAW—UNIFOR URGES PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO FOCUS UPCOMING CONSULTATIONS ON MATTERS WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTIONS

September 9, 2021 – The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is urging provincial government to fulfill their commitment made in 2020 for a review of corporate concentration and controlling
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Lost Gear Retrieval – 3L

September 9, 2021 – Applications are now being accepted for harvesters interested in participating in the Federal Government’s Lost Gear Retrieval Project (or ‘Ghost Gear Project’) in area 3L and can
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