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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Congratulations to Tina Pretty, who was appointed to the Iris Kirby House Board of Directors this week.


Members of 3Ks Shrimp held a conference call today where they reached consensus on bumping the Cap by 20,000 per share, effective immediately.

PENDING FINAL PROJECT APPROVAL, FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct an Autumn Atlantic Halibut Survey in 3Ps (continuation of work conducted in 2015). This project is open to ALL 3Ps-based Fixed Gear Ground-fish License Holders and interested applicants are asked to contact the FFAW office in Corner Brook at 634-0277. DEADLINE for applications is the end of business hours on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

FFAW is now accepting applications for green crab harvesting in Placentia Bay.

The returns to harvesters proves the effectiveness of the new gulf halibut management plan. In 2012, the average price for gulf halibut to harvesters was $3.50/lb. In 2016 it was $7.18.

The Fortune Bay green crab draw has taken place and harvesters who have been successful will be called by the end today, Thursday, September 21.

Come check out the new jib crane in action as professional fish harvesters safely unload their first catches with the new piece of equipment. Harvesters as well as representatives from FFAW and Steelfab will be on hand for media.