Statement on the Closure of 79 B.C. Salmon Fisheries

July 8, 20214 min read

The following statement is supported by a coalition of fish harvester organizations made up of B.C. Northern Trollers Association, Area C Harvest Committee, Area D Gillnet Association, Area D Harvest Committee, Area E Gillnet Association, Area E Harvest Committee,…

Response to Announcement of Salmon Closures

June 29, 20212 min read

PRINCE RUPERT, June 29, 2021 — Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the closures of 79 salmon fisheries as part of phase two of the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) — leaving UFAWU-Unifor worried about the future of…

UFAWU-Unifor Response to PSSI

June 8, 20212 min read

PRINCE RUPERT, June 8, 2021 — Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the introduction of the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI) — an initiative aiming to “stop Pacific salmon declines now, while helping rebuild stocks over the longer…

MEDIA RELEASE: The Future of B.C. Commercial Fishing Report Now Available

May 27, 20212 min read

In response to the ongoing environmental and socio-economic devastation of British Columbia’s commercial salmon fishing industry, a comprehensive report on the fishery’s future has been released by UFAWU-Unifor and a number of other B.C. salmon organizations. The report recommends…

MEDIA RELEASE: UFAWU-Unifor Elects New Leadership

February 21, 20212 min read

PRINCE RUPERT, Feb 21, 2021 — UFAWU-Unifor is under new leadership after James Lawson, a commercial fish harvester and active union member from the Haíɫzaqv Nation, was elected president at the union’s recent 63rd convention. Lawson has experience working…

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