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 3L Northern Shrimp committee had a conference call this morning and decided to bump the cap.


The FFAW-Unifor Elections Committee and a representative from the auditing firm Quinlan Taylor met this morning to conduct the counting of ballots


PENDING FINAL PROJECT APPROVAL- FFAW is now accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Survey / Tagging in Nafo Division 4R in September an


DFO is now accepting expressions of interest for an emerging fishery for sea cucumber in 3LNO.

With no wharf to tie onto and an exposed shoreline, the harvesters of Sally’s Cove still pursue a very traditional way of fishing. They all fish from homemade flat bottom boats that they have built and fiber glassed themselves, and use homemade “launchways” or “slipways” constructed from round sticks that they cut during the winter.

It is with heavy hearts that we relay the sad news that inshore council member Wayne Russell passed away Friday, June 27, 2018. 

DFO advises that due to widespread concerns with current fish condition observed in Atlantic Halibut from sub-division 4R (chalky appearance / texture of the flesh), harvesters registered under the Atlantic Halibut Sustainability Plan for Fishing Period 4 (30 July - 5 August) will have the option to change their fishing period to fishing Period 5 (13-19 August) or to fishing Period 6 (27 August - 2 September).