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FFAW-Unifor president makes presentation to Trudeau, cabinet

FFAW-Unifor president Keith Sullivan wants the federal government to reconsider its quota for northern shrimp. An announced quota cut is about to hit the province hard, he said Friday at the FFAW-Unifor’s office in St. John’s.
FFAW-Unifor president Keith Sullivan wants the federal government to reconsider its quota for northern shrimp. An announced quota cut is about to hit the province hard, he said Friday at the FFAW-Unifor’s office in St. John’s.

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The inshore fishery’s importance to the province was among the topics Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) president Keith Sullivan raised during a presentation to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the federal cabinet today.

Sullivan acknowledged the inshore fishery is facing challenges in the short term but pointed out there is potential for sustainable communities in the province through opportunities in groundfish, a news release from the union stated.

He also addressed the need for a strong policy and legal framework so that the fishery benefits harvesters and their adjacent communities during his presentation.

 “This was a significant opportunity for FFAW members to have their voices heard by our prime minister and his ministers,” Sullivan said.

“We are pleased we had the chance to bring forth issues that are important to our members, and are hopeful Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet will take our messages into consideration as they set their priorities for the coming months.”

Cabinet ministers are in St. John’s this week for a two-day annual retreat. 

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