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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The green crab draw will take place on Wednesday. Harvesters who are successful will be contacted on Thursday.

FFAW-Unifor strongly objects to DFO’s decision to move forward with drafting an unachievable rebuilding plan for northern shrimp at a meeting today in Montreal. FFAW members are the largest stakeholder in the northern shrimp fishery and despite strong opposition from our Union, DFO has failed to acknowledge the scientific flaws in their approach. FFAW-Unifor fully supports the need for a rebuilding plan for this crucial resource, however the current method is unfeasible and must be rethought.
Today, FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan had the opportunity to present to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Federal Cabinet during their meetings in St. John’s.
FFAW-Unifor is pleased to announce the formation of a new fisheries committee focused on securing fair access to the growing groundfish resource in the waters adjacent to our province. The 2J3KLNO/NAFO Fair Access Working Group will seek fair and reasonable access to fish species for the traditional, adjacent, inshore owner-operator fleets of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Funding has been approved by the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources for green crab mitigation in Fortune Bay.

PENDING FINAL PROJECT APPROVAL- FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Survey / Tagging in Nafo Division 4R in September and October. As per scientific requirements applicants must have a decked vessel that is greater than 40ft. and a certified life raft with a minimum 6(six) person capacity. To obtain an application, please call Myra at the FFAW Office in Corner Brook at (709) 634-0277. Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, September 15th at 4:30 P.M.
As Labour Day weekend approaches, take a moment to think about the value of good jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador.