Inshore Fisheries Updates

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

MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Follow Through on Commitments to Fish Harvesters

Jun 18, 2020

“While we understand that changes to Employment Insurance and the roll-out of these programs won’t happen overnight, the challenges facing our industry are impacting harvesters today and they can’t wait any longer to know how these programs will help them and their families,” says Sullivan.

MEDIA RELEASE: Provincial Support Program for Essential Workers Falls Short  

Jun 16, 2020

FFAW-Unifor is calling on the provincial government to expand the eligibility criteria so that thousands of essential workers can qualify. 

Filing for Fishing EI

Jun 2, 2020

While we continue to urge Ottawa to release the details of this program as soon as possible, here is what we know.

Panel Sides with FFAW for Lobster Reconsideration

May 25, 2020

The Panel sided with the FFAW’s position that will maintain the Urner Barry formula and the minimum price of $3.25.

SPONL Submits Request to Reconsider Price of Lobster

May 21, 2020

FFAW-Unifor has responded to the request asking that the Panel reject SPONL’s request on the basis that it does not meet the legislative threshold to support a reconsideration application.  

FFAW President to Speak to House of Commons Finance Committee

May 21, 2020

FFAW President Keith Sullivan will be presenting to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today regarding the Government

FFAW President Meets with Federal Fisheries Minister

May 20, 2020

Further considerations will be required for fish harvesters and their families, especially if there are limited sales for fish or significant loan obligations to be met. FFAW has proposed interest free loans that would help harvesters survive the dismal 2020 season.

Plant Workers and Other Fishery Workers Call for Federal Support

May 20, 2020

FFAW-Unifor will continue to call on the federal government to take action to protect all fishery workers and ensure families are not without income over the winter months.

Plant Workers and Other Fishery Workers Demand Federal Support for COVID-19 Impacts

May 15, 2020

Yesterday’s $470 million announcement from Prime Minister Trudeau to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the inshore fishing

Price Setting Panel Sides with FFAW Price in Reconsideration of Snow Crab

May 14, 2020

The Price Setting Panel has just released their decision for the price reconsideration of snow crab, siding with the FFAW’s price of $3.50 per pound.

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