• Atlantic PIIFCAF policy

Policy for Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet

1. DFO Policy Statement

PIICAF promotes a commercial fishery in Atlantic Canada with a strong independent inshore sector. The Policy includes a comprehensive approach to
assist fish harvesters to retain control of their enterprises, enhance access to capital from traditional lending institutions and maintain the wealth generated from fish harvesting in coastal communities

NDP MLA Jen Rice addresses the legislature about 


Victoria B.C.  -   MLA Jennifer Rice

speaks up for Cannery Workers

Fishermen and Communities first.         Not corporations


BY The Objectives of this Policy are to:

  • reaffirm the importance of maintaining an independent and economically viable inshore fleet;
  • strengthen the application of the Owner-Operator and Fleet Separation policies;
  • ensure that the benefits of fishing licences flow to the fish harvester and the coastal community; and
  • assist fish harvesters to retain control of their fishing enterprises.


BC Labour Heritage Centre

and WorkSafe present:


History of Fishing Safety  "History of the BC Commercial Fishing Industry"

UFAWU-Unifor Reports & Links

 UFAWU-Unifor members, volunteers and staff make sure that the voices of working fishermen, tendermen and shoreworkers are heard loud and clear.

CFC Oceanside Closure:



To see:  CFC Cannery Closure Agreement Click here

  • Newfoundland and Labrador NFFAW-Unifor petition forADJACENCY(for fishermen and shoreworkers)    Click here

       re: Oceanside Closure   Click here

  • CBC News Report: Nunavut Fishermen's Association calls for adjacency for shrimp fishing and processing...  Click here

  • DFO Atlantic Adjacency Policy  "The New Access Framework"   Following conservation, the access to fish will be considered against  three criteria: Adjacency, Historic Dependence, and  Economic Viability...    Click here

  • December 7, 2015  Prince Rupert City Council passes resolution in support of Oceanside Shoreworkers.   Read more: