Inshore Fisheries Updates

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

Important Update to the Provincial Government’s Small Business Assistance Program

Dec 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 – The Provincial Government has announced an extension of the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) to December

Updates to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) and Provincial Funding

Dec 8, 2020

December 8, 2020 – The CEBA deadline has been extended and the money available has also been increased: As of December

Support Through the Provincial Government’s Small Business Assistance Program

Nov 23, 2020

November 23, 2020 – FFAW-Unifor encourages members to inquire about their eligibility for support through the Provincial Government’s Small Business

Changes to Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Nov 19, 2020

November 19, 2020 – Changes have been made to the requirements and deadlines for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). CEBA

Important Update Regarding the Fishing EI Changes

Nov 17, 2020

An update is available regarding important changes to Employment Insurance for fishers. However, all cases are different and the FFAW

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.  

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