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Month: April 2022

DFO’s Northern Shrimp Plan Needs Work

April 28, 2022 Yesterday, DFO released the management plan for Northern Shrimp in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5 and 6. Inshore shrimp harvesters and plant workers in Newfoundland and
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The Northern Shrimp Advisory Committee (NSAC) released their decision today for the total allowable catch for northern shrimp. SFA 6 will experience a small cut of 1.1%, as the union
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MEDIA RELEASE: Shrimp Coalition Calls on DFO Minister to Reverse Unfounded Cuts to Gulf Shrimp

A group representing Indigenous shrimp harvesters as well as shrimp harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and New Brunswick are collectively speaking out against Minister Joyce Murray’s unilateral decision to
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FFAW Meets With Federal Minister to Discuss Fisheries Management Concerns

Yesterday, April 25th FFAW met with Minister Joyce Murray to urgently discuss concerns that impact thousands of members. FFAW challenged the recent decision to disregard the precautionary approach (PA) and
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2022 Sentinel Applications – UPDATED!

April 26, 2022 – Please be advised new locations and updated applications have been included for the following 2022 sentinel sites (click the site name to download). Applications are now
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REMINDER: 4R AHSP and DIVISION 4R TURBOT APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

4R AHSP and Division 4R Turbot Application Deadine is Friday, April 29. Any Questions, please call (709) 634-7382
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Minister Ignores Established Precautionary Approach for Shrimp – Slashes Quotas in Struggling Fishery

A cut of nearly 20 per cent in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 8 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is contrary to the recently established Precautionary Approach (PA), showing Minister
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Applications Being Accepted For The Cod Reproductive Survey in 4R 3PN

Applications are now being accepted for members of the 4R 3Pn – based otter trawl fleet (mobile groundfish licence holders only) to conduct a Cod Reproductive Potential Survey in 4R
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FFAW Meets With Premier to Discuss the Need for Fair Competition

Today, FFAW met with Premier Furey, Minister Bragg and Minister Davis, to continue to move discussion forward on several urgent and long-standing concerns within the collective bargaining process that continue
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Inshore Council Election Results

Ballots from the Inshore Council election were counted today, April 18 and all candidates have been notified of the results. We welcome three new inshore council members who will be
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