Backgrounder: Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia fund projects to support the adoption of new technology and partnership in the fish and seafood sector

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of more than $1 million for 14 projects through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. This funding will help to support the adoption of new technology and partnership that will improve the effectiveness of the fish and seafood sector



Recipient AFF funding Total project cost Project description
Halimar Investments Limited Non-repayable Contribution: $99,900 $150,000 This proponent will receive funding to acquire the equipment needed to chill the water for live lobster storage. 
Herring Science Council Non-repayable Contribution: $264,712 $1,079,929 This proponent will receive funding to conduct an extensive tagging study of major spawning populations of herring in the Bay of Fundy, which will help to formulate effective management measures and support the optimum rebuilding of the stock.
North Nova Seafoods Limited Non-repayable Contribution: $31,903 $42,837 This proponent will receive funding to acquire the necessary equipment and training to test for common pathological bacteria in seafoods to provide high-quality, safe products for export.
M. V. Osprey Ltd. & Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Ltd. Non-repayable Contribution: $98,682 $123,352 This proponent will receive funding to purchase, install and trial the Notus Echo trawl monitoring which will allow the recipient’s enterprise to improve effectiveness and sustainability in the current shrimp fishery.
Atlantic Sea Cucumber Ltd. & AKSO Marine Biotech Inc. Non-repayable Contribution: $99,600 $124,500 This proponent will receive funding to trial a powdered, encapsulated sea cucumber product as a new nutritional supplement.
Afishionado FishMongers (3301861 Nova Scotia Limited) Non-repayable Contribution: $99,900  $223,765 This proponent will receive funding to acquire a filleting machine which produces finfish fillets with a smooth undamaged appearance. 
J. K. Marine Services Limited Non-repayable Contribution: $74,240 $92,800 This proponent will receive funding to upgrade the current in-house paper data entry system into one integrated entry system that would facilitate traceability and ensure supply chain transparency.
Canso Seafoods Limited Non-repayable Contribution: $99,900 $160,250 This proponent will receive funding to purchase and install a mechanized cube automation live lobster grading system.
Kate Fisheries Limited and Robert H. Swim;
L&J Smith Fisheries Limited and Joseph D. Smith;
Just Nickin’ Fisheries Limited;
Toby & Trent Fisheries Limited; and
Little Brat Fisheries Limited
(each) Non-repayable Contribution: $22,755 (each) $28,444 Various proponents will receive funding to purchase, install and pilot test greenstick trolling equipment which will allow them to transition into a more efficient technology for the tuna fishery.
Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Limited Non-repayable Contribution: $67,920 $84,900 This proponent will receive funding to upgrade the current in-house paper data entry system into one integrated entry system to facilitate traceability and ensure that the supply chain is fully visible and transparent.

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