B.C. Commercial Harvesters “Financially Devastated” UFAWU-Unifor Online Survey Finds
The abrupt closure of nearly 60 percent of B.C. salmon fisheries this summer has left commercial harvesters “financially devastated,” according to a survey by the United Fishermen & Allied Workers’ Union (UFAWU-Unifor).
The survey, which was open to both members and non-members of UFAWU-Unifor, found the unexpected loss of income to have been the biggest blow to harvesters following the effects of the pandemic on the industry.
On June 29, Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries (DFO), Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the closure of 79 B.C...
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