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Month: November 2021

IMPORTANT – DFO MEETINGS ON WEAK ROPE IMPLEMENTATION

This is an urgent reminder for ALL FISH HARVESTERS to participate in the following virtual meetings taking place this week.
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World Fisheries Day

The owner-operator, inshore fishery is entrenched in the cultural, social and economic fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the past, present and future of our coastal communities and it's
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MEDIA RELEASE: Non-Fishing Mortality Remains Key Concern in South Coast Cod Update

“Having the offshore draggers stop fishing cod in 3Ps was the first step to helping the stock, but the federal government has repeatedly failed to act on seal overpopulation. We
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MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Policy Puts Harvester Lives and Livelihoods at Risk

A new ‘weak rope’ gear policy being implemented will have negative implications for fish harvesters – including risks to safety, an unknown cost burden, and significant potential for increased environmental
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Extend the Canada Recovery Benefit and Fix EI

November 16, 2021 – The federal government’s decision to end the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) before implementing a permanent fix for the country’s inadequate Employment Insurance (EI) program will revert workers
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MEDIA RELEASE: Mackerel Mismanagement Shuts Out NL Harvesters

November 10, 2021 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced a closure to the Atlantic Mackerel commercial fishery. The closure comes before many
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Lost Gear Retrieval Project – Harbour Breton and Garnish

FFAW-Unifor is accepting applications for the Lost Gear Retrieval Project in Harbour Breton and Garnish. Applications are due by November 16. Click here to download the application for Harbour Breton. 
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Important Consultations on the Implementation of Weak Rope Measures

he Notice identifies new “Weak Rope” measures being implemented by DFO and upcoming virtual consultations being held on the matter. It is IMPORTANT that ALL HARVESTERS attend these virtual consultations
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