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

Backgrounder

August 13, 2019

Today, the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador announced funding support to the fish and seafood sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

The funding—a total contribution of more than $8 million dollars—will see 59 projects that will work to modernize harvesting and handling technologies, improve the quality of landings, and increase fishing enterprise productivity.



Applicant Location AFF funding Project Cost Project Description
Greg Seward Little Hearts Ease $21,979 $27,474 Automated jigger system
Ryan Ventures LaScie $80,953 $101,191 Automated longline system
Triple DJ Enterprises Charlottetown $57,872 $84,240 Automated longline system
Sweet’s Fisheries Ltd. Catalina $39,226 $49,032 Automated System
Michael Boland Pound Cove $99,900 $173,428 Automated longline system
Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc. St. John’s $41,400 $55,600 Groundfish by-products development and technology transfer
Greenspond Fisheries Ltd. Greenspond $76,484 $95,605 Automated longline system
P & R Fisheries Ltd. Springdale $82,067 $102,584 Purchase and install automated longline system
Olivic Fisheries Ltd. Springdale $82,067 $102,584 Purchase and install automated longline system
50291 Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd. LaScie $74,744 $98,430 Automated longline system
Garland Rogers Hare Bay $7,762 $9,703 Automated Jigger System
Robert Duffett Catalina $25,870 $32,338 Automated Jigger System and Insulated Tubs
Marty Power Caplin Cove $12,655 $15,819 Automated jigger system
Association of Seafood Producers St. John’s $52,784 $65,980 Biorefining processing discards and wastes.
S&J Fisheries Inc. St. Mary’s $99,900 $220,856 Automated longline system
Parson’s Fisheries Ltd. Lumsden $98,877 $125,161 Slurry Ice Machine, Bottom Sounder, generator, fish handling stations, vessel modifications
G&K Hyde Fisheries Red Head Cove $44,279 $55,349 Automated jigger system, 3D multi beam sonar & slush holding tanks
Leon Rice Port Anson $15,932 $22,554 Cod Pots, Bleeding Tank, Gutting Tables
Hill Enterprises Ltd. Norman’s Cove $90,855 $113,569 Trawl Monitoring System
Kelvin Hayden Cape Broyle $79,944 $99,930 Automated longline system
Claude Matterface Boat Harbour West $6,333 $7,917 Purchase and install automated handline/jigger system
Corey Hepditch Baine Harbour $7,941 $9,926 Automated bottom reel system and insulated tubs
Ross Kenway Baine Harbour $8,162 $10,203 Automated handline/jigger system
Stratton’s Holdings Calvert $39,178 $96,558 Cod Pots and Insulated Tubs
Collin Greenham Pacquet $57,460 $71,825 Automated longline system
Jamie Payne Cow Head $13,088 $16,360 Automated handline and insulated tubs
Four Jacks Enterprises Bareneed $84,723 $105,904 Automated longline system
Sound Venture Enterprises Ltd. Bonavista $99,772 $172,022 Automated longline system
Donald Joyce York Harbour $14,555 $21,744 Automated handline/jigger system
Victor Sheppard York Harbour $15,555 $30,994 Automated handline/jigger system
Troy Murray Hardy Burnt Islands $85,550 $106,938 Modern onboard handling equipment
Harbour Authority of York Hr – Lark Hr – Little Port Lark/York Harbour $25,740 $32,175 Insulated fish tubs for Core Enterprises to improve cod fish quality.
J and Y Fishing Inc. St. Brendan's $99,900 $239,355 Automated longline system
Thomas Lundrigan St. Bride's $99,900 $164,210 Automated longline system
Miawpukek First Nation Conne River $186,260 $232,825 Automated longline system
C & K Gould Enterprises Ltd. Port au Choix $87,489 $109,361 Trawl monitoring system
Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) St. John’s $270,334 $408,067 Cod quality improvement
Variety Foods Ltd. St. John’s $99,900 $133,181 Weighing, portioning and grading equipment
North Queen Ltd. Anchor Point $95,409 $119,261 Trawl monitoring system
Rainbow Venture Anchor Point $95,408 $119,261 Trawl monitoring system
Strait Star Ltd. Flower's Cove $95,408 $119,261 Trawl monitoring system
Dempsters Fisheries Ltd. Anchor Point $95,408 $119,261 Trawl monitoring system
Anchor Point Enterprises Anchor Point $97,638 $122,047 Trawl monitoring system
Miawpukek First Nation Conne River $39,206 $98,016 Determine the availability and potential of cunners to be used as cleaner fish
NGC Nunatsiavut Inc. Nain $150,128 $295,460 Small vessel scallop and whelk harvesting technology for communal-commercial fisheries
Warren Fisheries Ltd. Cook's Harbour $99,665 $124,569 Trawl monitoring system
Eastern Fish Markets Carmanville $450,000 $1,383,341 Technology Acquisition for a Multi-Species Live Holding Facility
B & N Enterprises Inc. Port Saunders $92,501 $115,626 Trawl monitoring system
Port Saunders Enterprises Ltd. Port Saunders $99,610 $124,512 Trawl monitoring system
Cornick Enterprises Ltd. Port au Choix $99,426 $124,283 Trawl monitoring system
Perfect Storm Fisheries Ltd. Bartlett's Harbour $96,981 $121,226 Trawl monitoring system
Sea Voyager II Ltd. Anchor Point $97,638 $122,047 Trawl monitoring system
Patey and Spence Limited Port Saunders $99,210 $124,012 Trawl monitoring system
Fogo Island Co-operative Society Limited Fogo Island $1,627,500 $2,254,100 Groundfish heading, filleting, skinning machines and a spiral freezer
Beothic Fish Processors Valleyfield $99,900 $268,000 Acquisition of Saltfish Processing Technology
Harbour Authority of Old Perlican Inc. Old Perlican $296,404 $370,505 Insulated fish containers purchase and distribution
Ueushuk Fisheries Limited Partnership. Sheshatshiu/
Natuashish
$372,520 $548,133 Modernization of on-board factory flow line productivity
North of Fifty Thirty Association Inc. River of Ponds $1,332,000 $1,665,000 Handling/Harvesting technologies for Northern Pen fishers
Ocean Choice International Fortune $92,500 $200,000 Flatfish processing technology

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