The Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador fund projects to boost sustainability in the fish and seafood sector

Backgrounder

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce funding of over $18 million to improve the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

These investments will target the inshore harvester, shellfish and finfish aquaculture, and processing sectors to support the acquisition of innovative harvesting, handling, and production technologies and the latest generation of seafood processing equipment. In addition, investments will focus on research and development, driving innovation and filling key knowledge gaps to improve our fisheries for the future. 

Harvesting Sector – More than $3.7 million for 54 projects throughout the province, targeting all three cod stocks in Newfoundland and Labrador that support commercial and stewardship fisheries. Projects are focused on improving quality of landings through adoption of harvesting and on-board handling technologies for inshore groundfish fisheries.

Processing Sector – Over $4.6 million for five projects throughout the province.  Projects focus on cutting-edge technology, automation, and improving quality and productivity in the processing sector. 

Aquaculture Sector – More than $1.5 million for four projects focused on improved technology and increasing aquaculture research to improve sustainability.

Science Partnerships – Over $4.3 million for a five-year scientific research project focused on filling key knowledge gaps to improve stock assessments, contribute to fisheries certification, and inform strategies for managing the impacts of climate and competitiveness changes.

Innovation/Research and Development – $4.5 million for a multi-year applied research and development project focused on driving innovation in the seafood sector by linking the demands of industry to the capacities of universities.



Applicant Location Project Description Project Costs AFF funding
Robert Ellis (Fish Harvester) Hants Harbour Purchase and install an Oilwind Automatic Longline System $77,258 $61,806
72341 Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd., M.S. Deena Tasha Ltd., Marilyn Bath and Danny Bath Twillingate Acquire and install Mustad Automated Longline System $170,000 $99,900
Wayne Sterling Morgan (Fish Harvester) Conception Bay Purchase and install an Oilwind Automatic Longline System $41,526 $33,221
Hunt’s Sea Harvesters Ltd. and Edgard Hunt Valleyfield Purchase and install a Mustad Autoline System $193,343 $99,900
Stone Island Enterprises Inc. Bay Bulls Acquire and install a Slurry ice system. $244,000 $99,900
Donald Pevie Arnold's Cove Purchase and install two DNG automatic jigging reels $14,590 $11,672
Chelsea Noel Enterprises Limited and James Porter Port De Grave Purchase and install an Oilwind Automatic Longline System, an automatic jigger and insulated tubs $43,124 $34,500
Samantha Lynette Ltd. and Glen Mouland Newtown Purchase and install a Mustad Autoline System $253,100 $99,900
C.J.B.C. Enterprises Inc. and Carson Melindy Lumsden Purchase and install a Mustad Autoline System $163,798 $99,900
Gerard Dwyer Tilting Purchase and install automatic cod jiggers and insulated tubs $23,001 $18,400
Sea Clipper Enterprises Ltd. and Glenn Petten Coley's Point Purchase and install an Oilwind Automatic Longline System, an automatic jigger and insulated tubs $59,349 $47,480
Hick’s Fisheries Ltd., 67129 Newfoundland & Labrador Inc., Randy Hicks and Ross Hicks Musgrave Harbour Purchase and install a Mustad Autoline System $187,000 $99,900
Merasheen Oyster Farms Inc. Triton Acquire and install cages for the Oyster Gro gro-lift system. $122,586 $65,648
J & W Fisheries Ltd. and Mr. John Hann Wesleyville Acquire and install Mustad Automated Longline System $243,015 $99,900
Donald Mouland Newtown Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $21,554 $17,243
Gary Hefferton Lumsden Acquire and install an automated longline system. $39,724 $31,779
Badger Bay Mussel Farms Limited Triton Acquire and install mussel grading equipment. $109,768 $87,814
Ocean Venture Inc. and Bruce Petten Port de Grave Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $66,000 $52,800
Alphonsus Coombs Trepassey Acquire and install DNG Automatic Jiggers System and insulated tubs $25,041 $20,033
Ocean Champion Limited and Reginald Petten Port de Grave Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $66,000 $52,300
Jual Fisheries Limited Wild Cove Acquire and install an automated longline system and insulated tubs. $55,864 $44,691
Gregory Gill Greenspond Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $42,000 $33,600
Jenica Fisheries Ltd. and Randy Randell LaScie Acquire and install Beitir Automatic Longline System $113,510 $83,608
Fisherman’s Dream Ltd. and Bradley Rideout Roberts Arm Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System, DNG Automatic Jiggers and insulated tubs $103,768 $75,814
Wayne Hicks  (67129 Newfoundland & Labrador Inc.), Randy Hicks and Ross Hicks (Fish Harvesters) Musgrave Harbour Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $77,304 $61,843
Calvin Pickett Centerville Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $77,944 $62,355
Kenneth Albert Williams Bays Bulls Acquire and install Bottom Reel Automatic Jiggers and insulated tubs $13,955 $11,200
D & D Johnson Enterprises Ltd Old Perlican Acquire and install an automated longline system. $120,866 $96,693
Chafe’s Quest Ltd. and Todd Chafe Petty Harbour Acquire and install Oilwind Automated Longline System $60,000 $48,000
H&S Harvesters Ltd Wesleyville Acquire and install an automated longline system. $90,145 $72,116
Gerard Hounsell Wareham Acquisition of Oilwind automatic jiggers and insulated tubs. $29,562 $23,650
St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc (SABRI) St. Anthony Acquire and install Insulated tubs for 29 harvesters. $54,450 $43,560
L. & M. Harvesters Ltd. and Leslie Hann New-Wes-Valley Acquire and install Mustad Automated Longline System. $244,000 $99,900
Karl Coish Bay de Verde Acquire and install an automatic jiggers and insulated tubs. $19,034 $15,227
David Brent Gill Newtown Acquire and install an automated longline system. $42,654 $34,123
Kenny Thomas Ward South East Bight Acquire and install automatic hydraulic jigging reels and insulated tubs. $7,001 $5,601
John Burton Greenspond Acquire and install an automated longline system. $16,620 $13,296
Icewater Seafoods Inc. Arnold's Cove Acquire and Install a state-of-the-art Ice Management System. $4,454,000 $3,229,650
Guy Greenham Deer Lake Acquire and install an automated longline system. $67,369 $50,000
Darren Cuff Musgrave Harbour Acquire and install an automated longline system and insulated boxes. $85,005 $68,004
Clyde Hyde Red Head Cove Acquire and install automatic jiggers for fishing vessel. $32,030 $25,624
Raymond Cuff Musgrave Harbour Acquire and install an Oilwind longline system. $31,268 $25,015
David Gillingham Pacquet, White Bay Acquire and install an automated longline system. $61,657 $45,254
Piercey's Fishing Enterprises Ltd. Norman's Cove Acquire and install an Oilwind longline system. $120,509 $96,407
Duncan Blundon Bay de Verde Acquire and install an Automatic jigger & insulated tubs. $23,991 $19,193
Sunrise Fish Farms Inc. St. John's Design and fabricate a new test ice boom for
the Recipient's mussel seed farm.
$95,551 $76,441
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation St. John's Three-year project suite that aligns industry priorities with research institution capacities to exploit new opportunities and solve current problems in the seafood sector.  $5,525,000 $4,500,000
Beothic Fish Processors Limited Valleyfield Groundfish flow line optimization.                                                               $221,500 $99,990
Elmer Jensen Harbour Breton Acquire and install a Mustad longline system. $152,254 $99,900
Strugnell's Fishing Enterprises Ltd St. Lewis Acquire and install a Mustad longline system. $173,870 $99,900
Roy Fowlow Codroy Acquire and install a Slurry Ice & Oilwind longline system. $66,528 $53,222
Monty Gould Port au Choix Acquire and install an Oilwind longline system. $34,525 $24,100
Keith & Patricia Ltd. Black Duck Cove Acquire and install a Shrimp trawl monitoring system. $85,723 $68,578
Matthew Rumbolt Pasadena Acquisition and installation of an automated hand line system. $16,780 $13,424
KMKA Voyager Enterprises Ltd. Anchor Point Acquisition and installation of a Marport redfish trawl monitoring system. $88,302 $70,642
Independent Fish Harvesters Incorporated Brigus Acquire and install salt bulk fish processing equipment. $1,016,233 $741,394
Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's Research sea lice solutions. $1,908,467 $1,353,473
Straits Venture Inc. Flowers Cove Acquire and install a Shrimp trawl monitoring system. $111,362 $89,090
Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER), Marine Institute of Memorial University St. John's A five-year scientific research project to develop new or improved groundfish stock assessment models and methods, evaluate ecosystem changes on sustainability of important groundfish fisheries, and fill key knowledge gaps to contribute to fisheries eco-certification. $9,196,767 $4,354,901
P.K. Limited Port au Choix Acquire and install a Shrimp trawl monitoring system. $109,361 $87,489
Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Limited Happy Valley-Goose Bay Acquisition of seafood processing equipment to automate operations, improve production scheduling, and increase value of crab and turbot finished products. $639,214 $449,957
Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) St. John's Comparative fishing trials for redfish. $881,938 $705,550
Oswan Tucker Reef's Harbour Morgan midwater trawl system for redfish. $99,090 $79,272
Setting Sea Enterprises Limited Upper Island Cove Construction of a refrigerated seawater system for live scallops. $255,529 $99,999
Codroy Seafoods Incorporated Codroy Design, fabrication and installation of an automated size grader for lobster. $162,100 $99,900

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