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Response to ASP Grievance on Crab Tie-Up – What the Decision Means and Next Steps

Statement from Greg Pretty, FFAW-Unifor President February 21, 2024  The 2023 crab tie-up was an extremely difficult time for the entire province and our members in both fishing and processing.
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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW NORTHERN COD GRADED ‘A’ FOR SUSTAINABILITY

ST. JOHN’S, NL – This month, FFAW-Unifor’s Northern Cod (2J3KL) Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) was awarded a Grade A by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) – an internationally recognized seafood
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MEDIA RELEASE: Commercial Cod Harvesters Opposed to Drastic Increases in Rec Fishery

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Commercial fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling for stricter monitoring of the recreational cod fishery in the province and assert that unaccounted for removals
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Feds Handover Redfish Quota to Corporate Trawler Fleet and Abandon Canadian Communities

Federal government redfish allocations announced by Minister Diane Lebouthillier takes Canadian resources from Canadian communities and gives it to the corporate-owned trawler fleet. February 5, 2024, ST. JOHN’S NL –
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WorkplaceNL Webinar Series Resources

WorkplaceNL hosted a Webinar series January 22-26, 2024, focused on mental health in the workplace. We are pleased to make the content and resources shared during these courses available to
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LFA 4B LOBSTER BALLOT

The ballot that is currently out on whether to lift the prohibition on Sunday fishing in LFA 4B is cancelled. The Department did additional research and has notified the 4B
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CRAB NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Crab bargaining wrapped up for this week, with both parties committing to continue the process as they work towards a market-based price formula. Thank you to the Negotiating Committee and
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MEDIA RELEASE: DIVISOR DATE CHANGE NEEDED FOR SEASONAL WORKERS

In 2023, seasonal workers in Newfoundland and Labrador faced an unforeseen financial crisis when the unemployment rate for the region decreased just as the fishing season was winding down. The
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SNOW CRAB NEGOTATIONS UPDATE

Face-to-face price negotiations for the 2024 snow crab season have resumed this week in St. John’s. The parties (FFAW-Unifor Negotiating Committee and ASP) plan to meet in person all this
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FFAW-Unifor’s Response to the Potential Addition of Lumpfish to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk Under the Species at Risk Act (SARA)

Today, January 18, 2024, FFAW-Unifor issued its response to the Potential Addition of Lumpfish to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk Under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The
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