New federal government to reopen rescue sub-centre in St. John’s

11/16/2015

New federal government to reopen rescue sub-centre in St. John’s

The new federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Hunter Tootoo have announced the Maritime Rescue Sub-Center in St. John’s will reopen.

“This is the first of the commitments the Liberals made to the FFAW during the election period to be acted upon,” said FFAW-Unifor president Keith Sullivan.

This decision was based on Tootoo’s mandate to “protect our three oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries and ensure that they remain healthy for future generations.”

“We look forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Tootoo on upholding the other commitments made to our membership,” Sullivan added.

Additional commitments include giving adjacency in fisheries management high priority, reviewing the Last-in-first-out (LIFO) policy, committing that the first 115,000mt of northern cod be allocated to the inshore sector, and honouring the $280 million fisheries fund as part of CETA. The remaining commitments can be found on FFAW-Unifor’s website.

For media inquiries, please contact Courtney Glode at [email protected] or 709-743-4445.

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