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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Snow Crab Fleets met with DFO Science and Management yesterday to discuss the changes to the industry-DFO post-season snow crab survey.

Based on the current biomass levels, the FFAW’s recommendation was to rollover the total allowable catch (TAC) 6500t. The FFAW also recommended that the offshore not participate in the fishery. Not surprisingly, the offshore representatives did not agree with this recommendation.

FFAW-Unifor met Minister of fisheries and Land Resources, Gerry Byrne yesterday to discuss concerns surrounding the aquaculture industry.  The

The FFAW initiated numerous discussions and debates throughout the summer and fall with DFO and ASP and eventually there was an agreement to conduct a test fishery in 3K4 to look at quality including meat yield. DFO was adamant that participation must remain low. As a result, eligible harvesters had to have at least 25% of their 2017 IQ remaining.

Following concerns from harvesters throughout the west coast and after intense lobbying over the past several weeks, FFAW is pleased to see that DF


Today, FFAW members met with Avalon MP Ken McDonald to highlight issues important to harvesters, with a focus on challenges in 3PS.  Firstly,