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Author: Courtney Glode

Nomination Packages – IRO & Inshore Divisions

Full Nomination Packages for the 2024 FFAW-Unifor Executive Board Election are now available online for viewing and download.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Employment Insurance Rates Change for Seasonal Workers While Feds Fail to React, Again

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Employment rates have increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, meaning seasonal workers once again require additional hours and weeks of work to ensure a top employment insurance
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COD BUDDY-UP BALLOT RESULTS

FFAW has heard from harvesters seeking buddy up in the 2J3KL Northern cod fishery. Over the winter, the FFAW Cod Working Group developed a proposal, that if supported by the
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DFO Disappointment Continues: 2J3KLPs Capelin Management Plan Not Reflective of Stock Health

June 5, 2024 Yesterday afternoon, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) released their management plant for the 2024 2J3KLPs capelin fishery, announcing a rollover in the management plan from
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MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Doubles Down on Redfish Giveaway: NL MPs Fail to Step-Up for Provincial Fishery

June 1, 2024 Late yesterday evening, DFO released the 2024-2025 Management Plan for redfish. The cowardly move came after the close of NL business hours and doubled down by taking
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4RST Halibut Receives Modest TAC Increase 

Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced total allowable catch (TAC) for the 4RST Atlantic halibut fishery, announcing a total TAC of 2466, up by almost 14% over last
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NL Harvesters Say Thanks For Nothing, Bait Fishery Slap in the Face to License Holders

This morning, the federal government announced a bait fishery for Atlantic mackerel in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. A bait fishery for mackerel will do nothing for harvesters in Newfoundland and
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FEDERAL FISHERIES ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW

FFAW-Unifor has just been advised that tomorrow, Thursday, April 25, 2025 at 10:30am NL time, Minister Diane Lebouthillier will make an announcement concerning opening a new bait fishery in Atlantic
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Guide to Understanding Crab Price Agreement

The FFAW has developed a comprehensive guide to understanding this year’s price agreement. Click here to read the full document.  For further questions or clarifications, please contact your Member Representative. 
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SHRIMP PRICE AGREEMENT

Today, FFAW and ASP came to a successful agreement on the price of shrimp for the 2024 fishing season; spring, summer and fall fisheries will all be under one price
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2024 Lobster Pricing Agreement

Click here to read the details of the 2024 lobster pricing agreement.
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