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UFAWU-Unifor is the United Fishermen & Allied Worker’s Union. Representing the men and women of the commercial fishing industry since 1945.
Blue Economy Review, Foreign Ownership Petition, and Young Fishermen’s Gathering
DFO Seeks Input On Blue Economy Regulatory Review The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is currently seeking input on a Blue Economy Regulatory Review. The review aims to identify regulatory and administrative barriers to sustainable growth in the...
Foreign Ownership Petition Interview with Daybreak North
This morning, UFAWU-Unifor Secretary-Treasurer Guy Johnston was interviewed on CBC’s Daybreak North, where he discussed the Union-launched Parliamentary Petition calling to ban any further transfer of Canadian commercial fishing licenses and quotas to foreign...
Wild B.C. Salmon Need Your Help
Salmon is an essential piece of our culture in British Columbia. It feeds us and sustains livelihoods. But, like many parts of our province’s delicate ecosystem, some B.C. salmon species have fallen victim to the devastating impact of habitat destruction and climate change…
James Lawson is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected president. James has experience working as a skipper in salmon seine, herring, prawn and geoduck fisheries and has been an outspoken advocate on social issues in fisheries on the B.C. coast for many years.
Kyle Louis is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected vice president. He is a fourth generation commercial fisherman and owner operator that fishes Gillnet prawn, crab, and herring. Kyle has spent a lot of time speaking up on behalf of fisherman regarding our issues. Kyle also sits on the board of directors for IMAWG.
Guy Johnston is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected secretary-treasurer. Guy fishes by trap for prawns and shrimp, while using hook and line to catch salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Guy has been involved with UFAWU-Unifor for many years.