UFAWU-Unifor Reports: 

‚Äčthe Union researched commercial catches, test fishing catches, and Steelhead literature and concluded that 

  • DFO and the Province had no data to back up their allegations that the fleet needed to shut fisheries to conserve Fraser Steelhead
  • TheTOTAL COMMERCIAL FLEET (gilnetters, seiners, trollers) caught less than 7% of Interior Fraser Steelhead.

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.

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.


  • 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