The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, most of whom are employed in the fishing industry. We also have members working in the hotel, hospitality, brewing, metal fabrication and oil industries.

Latest News

7/17/2018

DFO is seeking the names of fish harvesters with homeports in 2+3KL interested in participating in a test fishery for Turbot in 3L, Zones 1 and 2,

7/14/2018

Capelin will open tomorrow, Sunday July 15 at 2pm for the Conception Bay mobile gear fleet.

7/10/2018
Harvesters that want to avail of the Fall Fishery Option MUST indicate their intention in writing no later than 5pm on July 30th, 2018.
7/5/2018
The funding includes a major harbour development investment at the Fort Amherst Small Boat Basin St. John’s
7/5/2018
Capelin are now in Conception Bay, with the fishery opening on Sunday for mobile gear.
7/4/2018
“After five years, I realized I’d had enough. The work I was doing wasn’t really for me. I decided I wanted to go fishing and, after growing up aboard a fishing boat since I was old enough to walk, that is where I wanted to be. I headed back to school for the winter, got my fishing masters, and it all began from there.”
7/3/2018
“Both levels of government have shown a clear disregard for the interests of fish harvesters and coastal communities by prioritizing oil and gas over the fishing industry and conservation efforts. It’s time for the government to stop shutting harvesters out while letting oil and gas in,” concluded Sullivan.

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