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

8/4/2017

The deadline to apply for compensation for fish harvesters impacted by severe ice conditions is Friday, August 4, 2017.

7/18/2017

Subject: Notice to Fish Harvesters - Snow crab Season Extension for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K - nf.17.222

7/18/2017

***SUBMIT YOUR OPTION CHOICE IMMEDIATELY TO JULIE DIAMOND***

Message from DFO:

7/13/2017

FFAW asserts inshore harvesters in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador (4R) require priority access to the redfish quotas in adjacent waters

7/12/2017
Transport Canada (TC) has introduced new Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that apply to fishing vessels that are not more than 24.4 m in length and not more than 150 gross tonnage. These regulations include new requirements for vessel stability, new carriage requirements for lifesaving equipment, and all vessels are expected to implement written safety procedures.
7/12/2017
Draw results for sea cucumber temporary permits.
7/11/2017

The FFAW will be accepting applications for the following sentinel sites (these sentinel sites have a control site that must be fished):

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