Eastern and Southern Newfoundland and Labrador fish and seafood processors get support from the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund
May 20, 2021 – Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector has faced significant challenges and financial hardship since the downturn in the economy due to COVID-19. That is why the Government of Canada is helping fish and seafood processors navigate these difficult times with support through the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund.
An initiative of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the $62.5 million fund is being delivered by three of Canada’s Regional Development Agencies. ACOA is delivering $42.7 million in Atlantic Canada.
Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista–Burin–Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced total investments of $2,688,934 for 11 projects. The funds will help fish and seafood processors in Eastern and Southern Newfoundland and Labrador weather the pandemic and prepare for a strong economic recovery, so that their communities can continue to thrive.
Clearwater Seafoods Ltd. Partnership $1,800,000
To acquire new technologies on its fleet of processing vessels to lessen the effects of COVID-19 and improve quality and yield, including shell stock sorting on the Belle Carnell, a clam sorting and grading system on the Anne Risley and Belle Carnell, and an automated technology that inspects and cleans clam by-product on the Belle Risley and Artic Endurance.
Clearwater Seafoods Ltd. Partnership $146,625
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures at processing facilities, including HVAC upgrades, installation of protective barriers, addition of change rooms, purchase of PPE and implementation of screening initiatives
Golden Shell Fisheries (2014) Ltd. $37,929
To support expenditures that are directly COVID-related, including PPE, a health screening building and change rooms.
Green Seafoods Ltd. $98,250
To undertake COVID-related health and safety modifications to seafood processing operations and to support expenditures of PPE, thermometers and security equipment.
Happy Adventure Sea Products (1991) Ltd. $25,755
To support expenditures that are directly COVID-related, including PPE, protective barriers to ensure safe distancing of employees and COVID training sessions.
Icewater Seafoods Inc. $37,500
To support expenditures that are directly COVID-related, including thermometers, PPE, protective barriers and a health screening room.
Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd. $183,750
To modify crab production line by refitting existing equipment, purchasing a new retail crab production line and adding additional freezer storage to meet the needs of a changing market due to COVID-19.
Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd. $133,500
To undertake health and safety modifications to seafood processing operations due to COVID-19, including purchasing PPE, installation of barriers in processing and lunch areas to ensure safe distancing between employees and installation of health screening areas.
Quinlan Brothers Ltd. $100,000
Bay de Verde
To install air purification systems at plant facilities in response to COVID-19.
Quinlan Brothers Ltd. $45,000
Bay de Verde
To undertake health and safety modifications to seafood processing operations due to COVID-19, including installation of barriers in processing and lunch areas, as well as barriers to control access to the plant and implementation of COVID training sessions.
Terra Vista Ltd. $80,625
To support expenditures that are directly COVID-related, including thermometers, PPE, protective barriers and health screening rooms.
To find out more about ACOA programs and services, please visit the ACOA website
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