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FFAW Launches Call for Economic Support for Crab Industry


The FFAW has launched a campaign for federal support for those impacted by the post-pandemic collapse in the snow crab fishery.


The proposal details income support requests for fish harvesters, fishery workers, and enterprise owners, to address significant income shortages this year and provide the help needed to make it to next season.


Over 7,500 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians rely on the crab solely or mostly for their livelihood.


The FFAW says the downturn in the snow crab fishery requires federal intervention to protect those who are currently in crisis.


The proposal is not intended to replace employment insurance programs, but rather to supplement based on the current and expected shortages in income and benefits this year.


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