The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) represents over 12,000 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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The Hebron Tow from Bull Arm in Trinity Bay has been delayed due to ice conditions in Trinity Bay, an update will be provided when availabl


Yesterday afternoon, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the groundfish management plan for northern cod.


ST. JOHN’S, May 25, 2017 - Severe ice conditions continue to affect people working in the fishing industry.

This afternoon, DFO announced that the groundfish fishery in 3Ps would be opening on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. This includes cod, Greenland halibut, hake, skate, as well as bycatch for Atlantic halibut.

Applications are now open for funding under the Seafood Innovation and Transition Program.


FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Longline Survey in 3Ps and 3NO in June and July 2017.