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.

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DFO advises that the Northern cod Stewardship fishery will reopen in NAFO Divisions 3KL at 0600 hours on Sunday, September 23, 2018.


DFO is anticipated to announce a closure of the Northern cod fishery in 3KL for Saturday, Sept 8th.  The expected reopening will be


The 2J  Northern Shrimp committee has decided to bump the cap by 30,000 lbs. Effective immediately the TAC is now 99,603 lbs /share.

Make no mistake – your Union has made it clear to the Minister that this decision is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Today the Standing Fish Price Panel released its decision on mackerel pricing for the 2018 season.

The northern cod fishery in 2018 has been significantly better than anticipated by DFO Science this spring.


Yesterday, the federal government announced $189 million in funding to extend employment insurance coverage for seasonal workers.