Price Agreement: There were many factors impacting BC salmon prices this season, including a poor pre-season market outlook, and low in-season market for pink and chum salmon. The Union had to negotiate creatively to get prices that were fair and acceptable for our...
On July 26, 2023, Diane Lebouthillier was appointed as the new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. The news came shortly after Joyce Murray, Lebouthillier’s predecessor, announced that she would not seek reelection, paving the way for a fresh...
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.