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 Standing Fish Price Setting Panel today released its price decision for cod for 2018-2019 and it selected the position of ASP.

The seal harvest in our province is something to be celebrated and encouraged. Our coastal communities have strong ties to this sustainable hunt, which continues to make a significant contribution to the economy in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ryan Cleary and the FISH-NL leadership are alleging that nearly 6,000 fish harvesters who meet the definition of fish harvester in legislation and pay union dues to FFAW-Unifor should not be considered a harvester. Cleary is suggesting that all of these fish harvesters should have no one to represent them and should not qualify for fish harvester EI because they are not fish harvesters.

REMINDER: Deadline approaching for accepting applications to conduct Atlantic Halibut Longline Survey in 3Ps and 3NO.


In April, the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel set the minimum price for crab for 2018 at $4.55 per pound, accepting the price position of ASP.

“We are pleased to hear government has responded to concerns raised, and rather than force harvesters to sit idle and assume all costs of the impact, boats will now be able to exit and enter the harbour at set times,” said FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan.

Updated market information for NL snow crab has shown a 75 cent USD increase since the time of the Panel’s decision on April 4, 2018.