Federal Government Unveils Plan for Protecting Right Whales
Last year, an unprecedented number of right whales died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
To protect these whales from further harm, the Government of Canada put urgent measures in place, which included shutting down the snow crab fishery in the area to minimize gear entanglements, increasing surveillance, and implementing a slowdown on large vessels to avoid collisions. Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, ...
Ice-Related Compensation Announced for Plant Workers
Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos, has announced income support for Newfoundland and Labrador fish plant workers impacted by severe ice conditions.
“I was pleased to host Minister Crocker, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, to discuss the situation of workers impacted by the ice conditions along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through various Employment Insurance (EI) program measures, the Government of ...
Proposal Calls on Federal Government to Support South Coast Fish Harvesters
The FFAW-Unifor has submitted an enterprise retirement-income support proposal to the federal government on behalf of harvesters on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Harvesters in the area are facing severe economic challenges as a result of an unprecedented decline of fish resources. The proposal would improve incomes by reducing the number of enterprises through a voluntary license retirement program.
“Harvesters in 3Ps are facing a crisis through no fault of their ...