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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January 17, 2018, ST. JOHN’S – Recently announced marine refuges have left many in the fishing industry questioning the efficacy of the closures.

DFO would like to remind interested parties of the following Inshore Fishery Outreach meetings in 3KL.
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Seasonally mild weather that delayed herring from normal fall migration patterns into Bonne Bay, combined with recent gales preventing harvesters f

“These area closures were pushed forward despite a lack of evidence that the objectives will be achieved – particularly with respect to northern cod. Most concerning, oil and gas and seismic activity will continue in these areas, calling into question whether these closures will be able to achieve their conservation goals,” says FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan. “These closures will certainly shut harvesters out, while letting other sectors in,” Sullivan adds.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will host a number of meetings along the Northeast and East Coast of the island portion of the Province (NAF