Inshore Fisheries Updates

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

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Fish harvesters welcome announcement of direct federal support to compensate industry

May 14, 2020

Since April, FFAW-Unifor has called on the federal government to provide extended Employment Insurance benefits to fish harvesters, access to wage subsidy programs, debt relief through non-repayable grants and the waiving or reimbursement of fees related to the commercial fishery.

Hearing for Crab Price Reconsideration

May 14, 2020

FFAW and ASP presented their submissions to the Price Setting Panel yesterday afternoon for the reconsideration of snow crab.

Statement on Tuesday Demonstration

May 13, 2020

. On Monday evening, FFAW-Unifor submitted a price reconsideration for snow crab. This request was accepted by the panel and a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday morning. Sullivan and Decker, along with the FFAW Crab Negotiating Committee, were preparing the submission for Panel. Taking time away from the submission would have jeopardized harvesters’ chances at the Panel hearing.

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