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MEDIA RELEASE: Inadequate Assessment by DFO Leaves Harvesters with Rollover for 2020 Cod Catch Limits

Jul 8, 2020

The rollover is a result of an inadequate assessment that failed to take into account important data as well as harvester observations – the result of which will have dire impacts on an already suffering inshore fishery.   

MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on Government to Release Management Plan for Northern Cod

Jul 7, 2020

“Harvesters have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have already experienced significant losses this year. They need to know where they stand going into this year’s cod fishery,” Sullivan says.

FFAW Submits Notice of Intent to Negotiate Turbot and Sea Cucumber

Jul 2, 2020

FFAW has a filed a notice of intent to negotiate minimum price for turbot and sea cucumber. Pursuant to the

Panel Selects FFAW Price for Shrimp Fishery

Jul 2, 2020

Today the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel released its decision on the summer price for cold water shrimp and it

Sheen Spotted Near Terra Nova Oil Field

Jun 23, 2020

An oil sheen was spotted yesterday afternoon after Suncor’s Terra Nova FPSO had disconnected from the field and was en

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. 

Price Setting Panel Sides with FFAW on Capelin Price

Jun 16, 2020

The Panel selected the FFAW price of 42 cents for Grade “A” capelin, a 20% increase over 2019 prices.

Placentia Bay Green Crab Mitigation Project

Jun 15, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for green crab harvesting under Marine Institute’s ongoing project in Placentia Bay. Harvesters must fish

New Fishing Areas Up for Oil and Gas Exploration Nominations

Jun 12, 2020

The inshore fishery has historically fished much of the shelf portion of the Grand Banks, where oil and gas development continues to expand year after year, pushing harvesters out of their traditional areas with no regard for the socio-economic impacts of this longstanding industry.

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