Access To Fish

The question is how do we keep access to fish in marine areas? 

The answer is by working together, being innovative and bringing defensible science to the table. 

UFAWU-Unifor prides itself on its ability to work with others. However, when unfair fish management takes place, the Union will respond. We are critical of those who try to shut down our fisheries – especially to enrich their own. 

The Union works to establish reasonable bycatch numbers that enable commercial fishermen to catch target species while sharing harvests with others. The Union is also involved in MAPP (marine planning) and other cross-sectoral groups to protect fishermen’s access in areas important for harvest. 

The UFAWU-Unifor works with First Nations to develop harvest plans that respect First Nations’ rights and economic interests while ensuring a healthy marine commercial fishery