Premier says he understands the frustrations of fish harvesters, urges talks to continue

    Wednesday, 27 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Andrew Furey says he reached out to the FFAW and asked them to contact Fisheries Minister Elvis Loveless after the discussion both sides had on Friday.

    Premier Andrew Furey is encouraging the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union to continue negotiations regarding the upcoming crab fishery and more. In Corner Brook this week, Furey says he reached out to the FFAW and asked them to contact Fisheries Minister Elvis Loveless after the discussion both sides had on Friday. A protest by fish harvesters last week caused a delay in the budget speech over a call to become a free enterprise on not just crab, but all species. Furey says he understands their frustrations. On Bayfm news this morning, Association of Seafood Producers Executive Director Jeff Loder says members are totally against any capacity being processed outside of the province. Currently, 5,000 people are employed in fish processing facilities. 

     

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