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 FFAW is now accepting applications for the 2018 Industry-DFO Collaborative Post-Season Trap Survey for Snow Crab in Divisions 2J3KLOPs4R.


Harvesters and scientists alike are reporting very large numbers of capelin on the west coast this year.


This is a friendly reminder that applications to participate in the Cod Quality Project are due on Friday June 22nd.


FFAW is now accepting applications for the harvesting of green crab in Placentia Bay as part of Marine Institute’s Coastal Restoration Project.

The decision is inconsistent with DFO’s scientific assessments, which support a higher harvest cap that would remain modest and maintain conservation goals.
“Atlantic halibut presents an opportunity for harvesters who are seeing declines in other resources. Harvesters in the area requested a reasonable increase to the TAC this year, yet DFO dragged their heels with a late announcement of the status quo despite strong evidence of a flourishing stock,” said FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan.

The Standing Fish Price Setting Panel released its decision on capelin this afternoon and it selected the price position of FFAW.