A Focus on Sustainability & Progress

The fishing industry has been central to the development of Newfoundland and Labrador for over 500 years as the economic engine of coastal communities throughout the province. The industry generates direct employment for approximately 20,000 people, with thousands more employed indirectly due to spin-off benefits.

Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project

FFAW-Unifor is working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) on the northern cod (NAFO

Inshore Sector

The Inshore Sector of FFAW-Unifor is made up of fish harvesters – both owner-operators and crew members – who work on boats under 65 feet. The Inshore Council is the decision and policy-making body for this sector.

Seafood Traceability

In a global marketplace that now demands increased stewardship in its fish harvesting, we are ensuring Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters are leaders in putting a sustainably harvested, traceable product to market.

Science & Research

If fish resources are to provide for the long-term viability of fish harvesters, processing workers, and the communities in which they live, the management responsibilities of commercial species must be shared.

Oil & Gas Industry Relations

As the union representing all inshore fish harvesters in the province, FFAW-Unifor works diligently to mitigate any impacts the oil and gas industry has on the fishing industry.

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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.

Seal Fishery Opening – January 25, 2021

DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters that the seal fishery will open in Sealing Areas 4 to 23 and Sealing Areas 25 to 27 at 0600 hours on January 25, 2021.

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