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World Fisheries Day

Nov 21, 2021

The owner-operator, inshore fishery is entrenched in the cultural, social and economic fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the past, present and future of our coastal communities and it’s what we fight to protect every single day.

MEDIA RELEASE: Non-Fishing Mortality Remains Key Concern in South Coast Cod Update

Nov 19, 2021

“Having the offshore draggers stop fishing cod in 3Ps was the first step to helping the stock, but the federal government has repeatedly failed to act on seal overpopulation. We cannot fully protect this stock if the ecosystem imbalance is not first understood and addressed.”

MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Policy Puts Harvester Lives and Livelihoods at Risk

Nov 18, 2021

A new ‘weak rope’ gear policy being implemented will have negative implications for fish harvesters – including risks to safety, an unknown cost burden, and significant potential for increased environmental waste.

Extend the Canada Recovery Benefit and Fix EI

Nov 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 – The federal government’s decision to end the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) before implementing a permanent fix for

MEDIA RELEASE: Mackerel Mismanagement Shuts Out NL Harvesters

Nov 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced a closure to

Lost Gear Retrieval Project – Harbour Breton and Garnish

Nov 10, 2021

FFAW-Unifor is accepting applications for the Lost Gear Retrieval Project in Harbour Breton and Garnish. Applications are due by November

Important Consultations on the Implementation of Weak Rope Measures

Nov 10, 2021

he Notice identifies new “Weak Rope” measures being implemented by DFO and upcoming virtual consultations being held on the matter. It is IMPORTANT that ALL HARVESTERS attend these virtual consultations to voice your concerns.

Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council Applauds the appointment of new Ministers to the Federal Cabinet

Oct 27, 2021

Click here for a press release from the NL Groundfish Industry Development Council (NL-GIDC).

MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Welcomes New Fisheries Minister with Call to Protect Inshore Fishery

Oct 26, 2021

“We need a Minister to be a true champion for owner-operator harvesters and coastal communities by ensuring that these policies, together with the principle of adjacency, are applied in allocation decisions.”

MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on OCI to Disclose True Economic Benefit to NL

Oct 20, 2021

“The company already has exclusive access to tens of thousands of tons of redfish in Unit 2, greysole, yellowtail, coldwater shrimp, turbot, and cod,” explains Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President. “OCI will never depend on Unit 1 redfish to be economically viable, but dozens of communities and a thousand workers in the inshore will depend on it.”

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