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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.

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UFAWU Witnesses Address FOPO on Foreign Ownership

UFAWU Witnesses Address FOPO on Foreign Ownership

On May 11, 2023, UFAWU-Unifor Vice-President Kyle Louis and Business Agent Emily Orr participated as witnesses in a session conducted by the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO). The objective of the session was to investigate the issue of foreign...

Ladner Fishermen’s Meeting & Salmon Harvester Survey

Ladner Fishermen’s Meeting & Salmon Harvester Survey

Ladner All Fishermen's Meeting UFAWU-Unifor will hold an All Fishermen's Meeting in Ladner on Friday, May 12 2023 @ 1:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Ladner Fisherman's Hall (4481 Savoy St, Delta, BC V4K 1P3). Face-to-face meetings with harvesters give Union...

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…

Our Leadership

James Lawson

James Lawson

President

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

Kyle Louis

Vice President

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

Guy Johnston

Secretary Treasurer

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.