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May 15, 2023

UFAWU Witnesses Address FOPO on Foreign Ownership

On May 11, 2023, UFAWU-Unifor Vice-President Kyle Louis and Business Agent Emily Orr participated as witnesses in a session conducted by the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO). The objective of the session was to investigate the issue of foreign ownership and corporate concentration of fishing licenses and quota in Canada. Kyle Louis and […]

May 5, 2023

Ladner Fishermen's Meeting & Salmon Harvester Survey

Ladner All Fishermen's Meeting UFAWU-Unifor will hold an All Fishermen's Meeting in Ladner on Friday, May 12 2023 @ 1:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Ladner Fisherman's Hall (4481 Savoy St, Delta, BC V4K 1P3). Face-to-face meetings with harvesters give Union staff the opportunity to hear directly from harvesters while sharing important […]

May 5, 2023

Ladner Fishermen's Meeting & Salmon Harvester Survey

Ladner All Fishermen's Meeting UFAWU-Unifor will hold an All Fishermen's Meeting in Ladner on Friday, May 12 2023 @ 1:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Ladner Fisherman's Hall (4481 Savoy St, Delta, BC V4K 1P3). Face-to-face meetings with harvesters give Union staff the opportunity to hear directly from harvesters while sharing important […]

April 14, 2023

NDP Foreign Ownership Letter & HIAB Election

NDP MPs Demand End to Foreign Ownership of Canadian Fishing Licenses NDP MPs Lisa Marie Barron (Nanaimo - Ladysmith) and Taylor Bachrach (Skeena - Bulkley Valley) have penned a letter to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray demanding an end to the foreign ownership of commercial fishing licenses. This letter follows a Union-launched parliamentary petition […]

April 14, 2023

NDP Foreign Ownership Letter & HIAB Election

NDP MPs Demand End to Foreign Ownership of Canadian Fishing Licenses NDP MPs Lisa Marie Barron (Nanaimo - Ladysmith) and Taylor Bachrach (Skeena - Bulkley Valley) have penned a letter to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray demanding an end to the foreign ownership of commercial fishing licenses. This letter follows a Union-launched parliamentary petition […]

March 10, 2023

Blue Economy Review, Foreign Ownership Petition, and Young Fishermen's Gathering

DFO Seeks Input On Blue Economy Regulatory Review The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is currently seeking input on a Blue Economy Regulatory Review. The review aims to identify regulatory and administrative barriers to sustainable growth in the ocean economy and to facilitate the development of agile regulations. According to DFO, the feedback […]

March 10, 2023

Blue Economy Review, Foreign Ownership Petition, and Young Fishermen's Gathering

DFO Seeks Input On Blue Economy Regulatory Review The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is currently seeking input on a Blue Economy Regulatory Review. The review aims to identify regulatory and administrative barriers to sustainable growth in the ocean economy and to facilitate the development of agile regulations. According to DFO, the feedback […]

March 2, 2023

Foreign Ownership Petition Interview with Daybreak North

This morning, UFAWU-Unifor Secretary-Treasurer Guy Johnston was interviewed on CBC’s Daybreak North, where he discussed the Union-launched Parliamentary Petition calling to ban any further transfer of Canadian commercial fishing licenses and quotas to foreign ownership or foreign beneficial interest. Click here for more information on the Parliamentary Petition! Listen to Guy Johnston's full interview below:

March 2, 2023

Foreign Ownership Petition Interview with Daybreak North

This morning, UFAWU-Unifor Secretary-Treasurer Guy Johnston was interviewed on CBC’s Daybreak North, where he discussed the Union-launched Parliamentary Petition calling to ban any further transfer of Canadian commercial fishing licenses and quotas to foreign ownership or foreign beneficial interest. Click here for more information on the Parliamentary Petition! Listen to Guy Johnston's full interview below:

February 22, 2023

Sign the Petition to Stop Foreign Ownership of Fishing Licenses and Quotas!

The United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union has launched a Parliamentary Petition requesting an immediate stop to any further foreign ownership or beneficial interest in Canadian licenses and quotas. The petition aims to ban any further transfer of Canadian commercial fishing licenses and quotas to foreign ownership or foreign beneficial interest. Canada currently has no […]

February 16, 2023

UFAWU MPA Interview with Daybreak North

Emily Orr, the Business Agent for UFAWU-Unifor, was recently interviewed on CBC's Daybreak North, where she discussed the Marine Protected Area Network following the endorsement announcement made by Canada, BC, and 15 First Nations. In the interview, Orr spoke with Carolina de Ryk of CBC, providing insights into current issues with the plan and its […]

February 3, 2023

Wild First Launches Anti-Salmon Farm Campaign

Stand up for wild salmon! Wild First has launched a campaign asking the public to speak up against ocean-based salmon farms in coastal BC waters. The campaign asks participants to complete a quick form letter (which can be customized). These letters are sent to local MPs, Minister Joyce Murray, and the government. Show your support […]

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