UFAWU-Unifor Statement On The Herring Fishery

May 2, 20223 min read

For the past five years, misinformation surrounding the Herring fishery has been publicly circulated — much of it calling for a moratorium on the entire fishery.  This year, when the herring gillnet fleet did not catch all of their…

Media Release: Fish Harvesters Desperate For Same Support Received By Farming And Forestry Workers

February 28, 20223 min read

CAMPBELL RIVER, Feb 28, 2022 – Pacific Region fish harvesters are suffering the most decimating set of closures in BC commercial fishing history with zero emergency or transitional supports in place.    Despite nearly $360 million dedicated to current emergency…

Media Release: Fish Harvester Unions Speak Out Against DFO Minister

February 17, 20225 min read

Unions representing fish harvesters on both coasts of Canada are speaking out today against Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, for the single-minded method by which the portfolio is being managed. The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union…

Media Release: UFAWU-Unifor Response to Herring Fisheries Closures

December 17, 20212 min read

CAMPBELL RIVER, Dec 17, 2021 — Yesterday, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Joyce Murray announced a new approach to Pacific herring management that will see “most commercial fisheries for Pacific herring closed” in yet another severe…

Media Release: CBFWA Stops Moorage Fees For Harvesters Hurt By DFO PSSI Decision

October 29, 20212 min read

PRINCE RUPERT, Oct 29, 2021 — The Cowichan Bay Fishermen’s Wharf Association has announced it will not charge moorage fees to harvesters financially impacted by a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) decision to abruptly close many of British Columbia’s…

Media Release: UFAWU-Unifor Salmon Survey Finds Harvesters Devastated by Closures

October 5, 20212 min read

PRINCE RUPERT, Oct 5, 2021 — A recent UFAWU-Unifor online survey for commercial salmon harvesters has found that fishers and their families have been financially devastated by the abrupt closure of many B.C. salmon fisheries. The survey, which was…

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