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Hundreds gather at the Confederation Building for snow crab fishery rally

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Confederation Building on Monday calling for action to save the province’s snow crab fishery.

The FFAW was joined by several other unions in solidarity.

There were several speakers at the event including NDP Leader Jim Dinn, Leader of the Opposition David Brazil, and Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture Derrick Bragg.

Greg Pretty, FFAW-Unifor President said, "over this last week, despite our pleas to Premier Furey, Minister Derrick Bragg, and Minister Bernard Davis, nothing was done. Not a thing but sending a message ‘hoping market conditions improve.’ The provincial equivalent for ‘thoughts and prayers.’ It’s not good enough."

Premier Andrew Furey did not attend.

Additional action is being planned.


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