Friday, July 17, 2020

With Pinks on the way, employment prospects may brighten for Prince Rupert area fishery

Prince Rupert's Canadian Fish Plant could be a busy place with the
anticipated arrival of pinks starting Monday

The union representing workers in at the Canadian Fish Company plant in Prince Rupert has given its members a heads up that some work may soon be on the way.

In a post to the UFAWU-Unifor Shoreworkers Facebook page on Thursday, the union makes note of a potential fishery opening set for Monday in Area 3 and Area 6 (click on maps below).

A fishing opportunity which could bring a significant volume of pink salmon to pass through the George Hills Way plant on the east side of Prince Rupert.

The anticipated arrival could also be of note for those who may be looking for work in the city.

With many shore workers having found other employment in recent years as the fishery declined, UFAWU-Unifor observes that Canadian Fish may not have enough shore workers available and may have to make a hiring call as the fish arrives.

You can find updates from the union through their Facebook page.

The mid July fishery, if it takes place, would make for the first significant fishery for 2020.

Earlier this month, we made note of some increased activity at the Canadian Fish plant, which saw a volume of trucks loading up product for transit south.

For more notes on the fishery on the North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii see our archive page here.

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