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May 3, 2021

Access to the Resource — For Final Review

Please take the time to review the Access to the Resource section of The Future Of B.C. Commercial Salmon Fishing report. Other sections will be shared for review as we receive feedback. Feedback can be sent to communications@ufawu.org.

April 29, 2021

Allocation Of The Resource — For Final Review

Please take the time to review the Allocation Of The Resource section of The Future Of B.C. Commercial Salmon Fishing report. Other sections will be shared for review as we receive feedback. Feedback can be sent to communications@ufawu.org.

April 27, 2021

Improving Salmon Runs — For Final Review

Please take the time to review the Improving Salmon Runs section of The Future Of B.C. Commercial Salmon Fishing report. Other sections will be shared for review as we recieve feedback. Feedback can be sent to communications@ufawu.org.

April 22, 2021

New Petition Supporting Prawn Harvesters — Please Sign!

In March, UFAWU-Unifor joined a number of other organizations in creating a petition. This petition aimed to spread awareness of a DFO regulation reinterpretation that would threaten both food security and prawn harvesters in B.C. This reinterpretation would see the process of freezing prawns in water banned — disrupting the direct-to-public public sale of prawns […]

March 10, 2021

Future of Salmon Draft Report Now Available For Review

A draft report on the future of the B.C. commercial salmon industry is now available for review and comment by commercial salmon harvesters. The draft report, which was created following The Future of B.C. Commercial Salmon Fishing Conference, contains recommendations made by conference attendees on the the future of the salmon industry. The recommendations cover […]

March 6, 2021

A Threat to Food Security — We Need Your Help!

Hello, I am writing this because we at UFAWU-Unifor are deeply concerned about an issue currently threatening food security in B.C. and we need your help! Commercial prawn harvesters recently received news from the DFO that existing regulations have been reinterpreted in such a way that the freezing of prawn tails in water is now […]

February 22, 2021

PBSB Proposal for Commercial Harvesting of Pinnipeds in B.C.

The Pacific Balance Pinnipeds Society (PBPS) has prepared a document titled Proposal for commercial harvesting of pinnipeds in British Columbia. Proposal Excerpt: "First Nations people have harvested marine mammals including pinnipeds (harbour seals, sea lions) along the British Columbia coast for thousands of years. Current estimates of abundance from aerial surveys indicate that there has […]

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