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Union calling for letter writing campaign in support of processing northern fish in northern plants

Union calling for letter writing campaign in support of processing northern fish in northern plants

The United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union is calling on residents of Prince Rupert and surrounding communities to take part in a letter writing campaign.

The union represent workers at Canfisco’s Oceanside Cannery, which is closing a salmon canning line at the Jim Pattison Group owned plant.

According to the union, 500 jobs will be lost.

The union wants to pressure the provincial and federal governments to institute the Adjacency Principle on the west coast.

The principle states fish should be processed adjacent to where they were caught.

The union’s letter says the economies of northern coastal communities would be stronger if adjacency legislation was implemented.

The letter urges people to go to Fishermen’s Hall to sign a letter of support or to write their own letters urging fish caught on the north coast to be processed locally.

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