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Category: Member Updates

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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2J3KLPS COD SENTINEL SURVEY – PETLEY SITE

Applications are now being accepted for the Petley sentinel survey site. Please see below to obtain an application. Click here for application
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DFO REJECTS FFAW WORKING GROUP PROPOSAL FOR BUDDY UP IN 2J3KL NORTHERN COD, HARVESTERS FOREWARN OF OFFSHORE DRAGGERS COMING

Despite an overwhelming majority voting in favour of buddy-up in cod, late yesterday afternoon DFO advised the FFAW that buddy-up will not be implemented in 2J3KL for the 2024 season.
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NOTICE TO HARVESTERS – DETAILS FOR HERCULES EXPLORATION DRILLING PROGRAM

Equinor Canada has engaged FFAW to notify harvetsers in 3L of its upcoming exploration drilling program at the Sitka well site in the Flemish Pass (47 51′ 13.7566″ N; 46
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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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3Kn SHRIMP CAPS

The 3Kn shrimp committee has set their SFA 6 caps at 71,041 lb. plus the 10,000 lb. tolerance for a total cap per share of 81,041 lb.
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3Ks SHRIMP CAPS

The 3Ks shrimp committee has set their SFA 6 caps at 38,255 lb plus the 10,000 lb tolerance, for a total cap of 48,255 lb. The committee will meet again
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2J SHRIMP CAPS

The 2J shrimp committee has set their SFA 6 caps at 75,000 lb plus the 10,000 lb tolerance, for a total cap of 85,000 lb.
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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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