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Since 1945, the men and women of the UFAWU have struggled through good times and bad. We know that solidarity makes us stronger and that fighting back makes a difference.

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Herring Charity Sale, Prawn Labels, & More

Herring Charity Sale, Prawn Labels, & More

Herring Charity Sale Two herring charity sales are taking place this Saturday in Steveston and James Bay. In Steveston, The 12th annual herring sale, organized by the charity Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer, will take place at the Harbour Authority on Trites Road...

Letter From UFAWU President James Lawson

Letter From UFAWU President James Lawson

Dear UFAWU Members, 2022 has been a challenging year for commercial fish harvesters. With salmon and herring fisheries seeing even further reductions of access, increased uncertainty on the impending MPA closures in the Northern Shelf Bioregion, and the alarming...

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.