Tuesday, March 21, 2023

UFAWU-Unifor led petition on foreign ownership of fishing licences to be presented to House of Commons on Wednesday

Tomorrow will be delivery day for a UFAWU-Unifor led petition designed to call attention to the issue of Foreign ownership of fishing licences and quotas and to call for a stop to the practice.

The on line Petition drive began in February with UFAWU highlighting the issue and its impact on the industry and livelihoods of those in British Columbia.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice brought the issue to the British Columbia Legislature on February 28th highlighting the frustration of those in the industry, many of them on the North Coast.

UFAWU leadership has taken the issue to both Federal Government Ministers and Opposition members to make the case to strengthen a Canadian based fishery, some of their work towards that can be reviewed here.

The petition is set for introduction in the House of Commons on Wednesday, you can follow its progress through the Our Commons website once it is delivered.

You can still sign on in support of the document until the end of today.

More notes related to the North Coast Fishery can be reviewed here.

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