Important information for FFAW-Unifor members on COVID-19.

Federal Support for Fish Harvesters

AUGUST 24 UPDATE — the application process for the Fish Harvester Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant is now open. Click

Mental Health Resources

The effort to address COVID-19 is both extremely important for us all and poses a range of challenges on individuals

Inshore Fisheries Updates

Read the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting the inshore fishery.

Employment Insurance

The changes to Employment Insurance (EI) will allow self-employed fish harvesters and sharepersons to access EI benefits on the basis of insurable earnings from previous seasons.

Harvester Safety

Safe work practices for fish harvesters, developed in collaboration with fish harvesters and leading experts in health and safety. Reviewed by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald.

Direct Federal Support Needed for Plant Workers

The Government of Canada must implement a multi-faceted program of financial assistance for all fisheries workers to address the economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stay up to date with news within FFAW, updates from around the fishing industry, member meeting times, DFO/DFA announcements, and more.

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Strength & Growth

FFAW-Unifor is made up of 15,000+ members.

Cod Fishery Opening in NAFO Divisions 4RS and Sub-Division 3Pn

DFO advises that the directed competitive Cod fishery in NAFO Divisions 4RS and sub-Division 3Pn, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet will open at 0600 hours on Saturday September 19, 2020 and close at 1200 hrs (noon) September 20, 2020.

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