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 to 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.

Recent Posts

NNFC Fish Harvesters Forced To Wait Days For Licences

Northern Native Fishing Corporation harvesters have been unable to fish due to late licence issuance by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The N.A.G. licences required by NNFC fishers have been “On Hold” since July 13, 2022. As of July 21, 2022, NNFC fish harvesters...

read more