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

Backgrounder

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce funding support to the provincial harvesting, processing, and aquaculture sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

The funding — a total contribution of more than $26 million— invests in 134 projects that focus on modernizing technologies to improve quality of landings and increase productivity and sustainability in the fish and seafood sector of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recipient Location Project Description Project Costs AFF Contribution AFF Pillar
Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. Marystown Purchase and install salmon vaccination equipment. $926,045 $694,534 Infrastructure
Merasheen Oyster Farms Inc. Merasheen Island Purchase and install optical eye sorter for oyster grading. $124,930 $99,900 Infrastructure
LBA Enterprises Ltd. Little Bay Arm Purchase and install mussel declumper and grader. $127,779 $99,900 Infrastructure
Notre Dame Bay Mussel Farms Triton Purchase and install mussel socking equipment. $120,588 $96,470 Infrastructure
Miawpukek First Nation Conne River Purchase and install a robotic net cleaning system to clean salmon aquaculture nets. $899,583 $319,623 Infrastructure
Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association Newfoundland and Labrador Mussel and oyster inventory and product quality maintenance during COVID-19. $583,837 $467,070 Infrastructure
Newfoundland Aqua Service Ltd. Milltown Purchase of robotic net cleaning systems
for aquaculture pens.
$1,752,339 $1,261,754 Infrastructure
Bobby Noble Lewisporte Purchase and install automated longline system $250,771 $99,882 Infrastructure
CRS Fishing Enterprises Ltd. Grates Cove Purchase and install automated longline system $136,960 $99,900 Infrastructure
Challenger 92 Ltd. Fogo Island Purchase and install automated longline system $102,584 $82,067 Infrastructure
Reginald Keating Baine Harbour Purchase and install automated jiggers and insulated boxes. $9,786 $7,829 Infrastructure
Jerome Ward South East Bight Purchase and install automated jiggers and insulated boxes. $4,896 $3,917 Infrastructure
Matthew Rumbolt Pasadena Purchase and install automated jiggers. $21,891 $17,513 Infrastructure
Mervin Hollett Arnold's Cove Purchase and install automated jiggers and insulated boxes. $17,991 $12,515 Infrastructure
Darron Rumbolt Mary's Harbour Purchase and install automated jiggers and insulated boxes. $16,169 $12,935 Infrastructure
William Newell Summerville Purchase and install automated longline system. $95,899 $76,719 Infrastructure
Roy Gerard Fleming St. Mary's Bay Purchase and install automated longline system. $80,176 $64,141 Infrastructure
Craig Bath La Scie Purchase and install automated longline system. $99,584 $79,667 Infrastructure
Wilson Butler Bonavista Purchase and install automatic jigging system and insulated boxes. $25,041 $20,033 Infrastructure
Neal Norman Lumsden Purchase and install insulated boxes. $8,475 $6,780 Infrastructure
Trent Emberley Southern Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers. $3,509 $2,807 Infrastructure
James Joseph Hackett English Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated boxes. $32,338 $25,870 Infrastructure
Atlantic Providence Incorporated Flatrock Purchase and install automated longline system and cod pots. $169,308 $99,900 Infrastructure
Ascho Fishing Limited Clarke's Beach Purchase and install an automatic longline system. $97,211 $77,769 Infrastructure
Shirley Ann D Enterprises Ltd. Bonavista Purchase and install automated longline system. $86,718 $69,374 Infrastructure
Dwayne John Anstey Cottlesville Purchase and install automated longline system and insulated fish tubs. $138,688 $99,900 Infrastructure
Craig Parsons Bareneed Purchase and install automated longline system. $86,699 $69,359 Infrastructure
Andy Brown Eastport Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated boxes. $10,970 $8,776 Infrastructure
Berkley Emberley Southern Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers. $3,509 $2,807 Infrastructure
Michael Balsom Sandringham Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated boxes. $18,690 $14,952 Infrastructure
R Randell & Sons Ltd. Woodstock Purchase and install trawl monitoring system. $39,643 $31,714 Infrastructure
Campbell Fisheries Ltd. Charlottetown, Labrador Purchase and install Automated longline system. $83,205 $66,564 Infrastructure
Patrick J. Ryan Southern Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated boxes. $8,000 $6,400 Infrastructure
Small's Venture Ltd. Grand Falls-Windsor Purchase and install longline systems. $124,322 $99,457 Infrastructure
Green Isle Enterprises Ltd. Grand Falls-Windsor Purchase and install longline systems. $128,510 $99,900 Infrastructure
John Roberts Hermitage Purchase and install insulated fish boxes. $4,018 $3,215 Infrastructure
Baxter Stokes Pinsents Arm Purchase and install automated longline system. $94,643 $75,714 Infrastructure
S.G.H. Enterprises Limited Upper Island Cove Purchase and install onboard handling and automated jigger systems. $40,841 $32,673 Infrastructure
Curtis Brewer South East Bight Purchase automated handline/jigger system and cod pots. $25,525 $20,420 Infrastructure
JR Fisheries Ltd. Seldom Purchase and install an automated longline system. $88,345 $70,676 Infrastructure
David Short New Bonaventure Purchase and install automated jiggers and insulated boxes. $5,260 $4,208 Infrastructure
Melvin Starkes Gander Purchase and install automated longline system $155,000 $99,200 Infrastructure
Heather Starkes Gander Purchase and install automated longline system $108,926 $87,140 Infrastructure
BS Fisheries Limited Cook's Harbour Purchase and install trawl monitoring system $119,261 $95,408 Infrastructure
S and D Fisheries Ltd. Aquaforte Purchase and install automated longline system $136,996 $99,397 Infrastructure
Wyatt Newman Englee Purchase and install automated longline system $85,558 $68,446 Infrastructure
Rodney Mercer Brigus Insulated tubs $8,000 $6,400 Infrastructure
Jim Payne Fogo Purchase and install automatic jiggers $21,891 $17,513 Infrastructure
Morley Peach Red Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers $12,075 $9,660 Infrastructure
Lower Coast Fisheries Inc. Trepassey Automated jiggers, insulated tubs and cod pots. $33,760 $27,008 Infrastructure
Jason Whyte South East Bight Purchase of cod pots, automated jiggers, insulated fish tubs and live hold well for lobster $25,127 $20,102 Infrastructure
Gary Hussey North Harbour Purchase of cod pots $16,500 $13,200 Infrastructure
Salt Water Foam Company Limited Anchor Point Purchase and install trawl monitoring system $119,261 $95,409 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Triton Triton Purchase of insulated fish tubs. $720,040 $576,032 Infrastructure
Basil Goodyear Lumsden Purchase and install high resolution sounder. $51,275 $41,020 Infrastructure
Martin Caines Limited Port Au Choix Purchase and install trawl monitoring system $122,047 $97,638 Infrastructure
C. Glenn Critch St. John's purchase and install insulated tubs $11,250 $9,000 Infrastructure
Novacon Fisheries Ltd. Port-de-Grave Purchase and install sih handling system and insulated tubs. $40,762 $32,610 Infrastructure
Larry Roche Fisheries Enterprise Inc. Renews Purchase and install insulated tubs $7,875 $6,300 Infrastructure
Wayne Miller Fortune Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated tubs $11,345 $9,076 Infrastructure
Dominic Penton Joe Batt's Arm Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated tubs $32,338 $25,870 Infrastructure
Brian Sainsbury Newtown Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated tubs $18,800 $15,040 Infrastructure
Strugnell's Fishing Enterprise Ltd. and Chad Strugnell St. Lewis Purchase and install a trawl monitoring system $108,041 $86,433 Infrastructure
Joan Pike Harbour Mille Purchase and install insulated tubs $8,475 $6,780 Infrastructure
Clyde Noble Lewisporte Purchase and installation of automatic jiggers and high resolution sounder. $113,881 $73,592 Infrastructure
Melvin Barry Heatherton Purchase and install of automatic jiggers and insulated tubs. $11,015 $8,812 Infrastructure
Jonathan M. Biggin Daniel's Harbour Purchase and install automatic jiggers $12,000 $9,600 Infrastructure
Reuben Grandy Garnish Purchase and install automatic jiggers $8,815 $7,052 Infrastructure
CHY Enterprises Ltd. Point Lance Install a slurry ice cooling system. $183,265 $99,900 Infrastructure
Sheldon Raymond Banfield Bay L'Argent Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated fish tubs. $25,041 $20,032 Infrastructure
Michael Joseph Hearn Petty Harbour Purchase of insulated fish tubs $7,500 $6,000 Infrastructure
G & S Rumbolt Enterprises Ltd. Castor River North Purchase and install trawl monitoring system $124,569 $99,655 Infrastructure
W & A Seafood Services Inc. Carbonear Purchase and install automated longline system $138,832 $99,900 Infrastructure
Douglas Trainor Witless Bay Purchase and install automated longline system $119,475 $95,580 Infrastructure
Christopher Bath Gander Purchase and install automated longline system $101,249 $80,999 Infrastructure
A J R Fisheries Ltd. Fogo Purchase and install automated longline system $25,041 $20,033 Infrastructure
Wade R. Legge St. David's Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated fish tubs. $17,744 $14,195 Infrastructure
Harold R. Williams Bay Bulls Purchase of insulated fish tubs $5,785 $4,628 Infrastructure
Jones Fish Harvesters Ltd. Upper Island Cove Purchase and installation of onboard handling system and automatic jiggers. $99,466 $79,572 Infrastructure
Allan George Ford Fogo Island Purchase of insulated fish tubs $6,780 $5,424 Infrastructure
Eagle Ventures Ltd. Port De Grave Purchase and install of an automatic longline and jigger systems and insulated tubs. $63,513 $50,810 Infrastructure
R & M Fisheries Limited Seldom Purchase and install automated longline system $194,877 $99,387 Infrastructure
Noel C. Milley Burnt Point Purchase and install automatic jiggers $21,891 $17,513 Infrastructure
Cody Shannon Holwell-Dyson Cartwright Purchase and Install automatic jiggers and pot hauler. $19,603 $15,682 Infrastructure
TJL Enterprises Ltd. St. John's Purchase and installation of an automated longline system and insulated fish tubs. $122,647 $98,117 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Old Perlican Old Perlican Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $476,010 $380,808 Infrastructure
Lady Jennifer Limited Port Au Choix Purchase and install a shrimp trawl monitoring system. $123,569 $98,855 Infrastructure
Janica II Enterprise Ltd. Anchor Point Purchase and install a shrimp trawl monitoring system. $123,569 $98,855 Infrastructure
Kirk Tulk Aspen Cove Purchase and install automatic jiggers and insulated fish tubs. $15,625 $12,500 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Port de Grave Port de Grave Harbour Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $189,448 $151,558 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Foxtrap Foxtrap Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $42,977 $34,382 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Harbour Grace Harbour Grace Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $76,588 $61,270 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Grand Bank Grand Bank Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $20,647 $16,518 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Petty Harbour Petty Harbour Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $42,457 $33,965 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Fogo Island Fogo Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $174,735 $139,788 Infrastructure
Wade Dwyer Tilting Purchase and install an automated jigging system $14,594 $11,675 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Garnish Garnish Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $29,563 $23,650 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Summerville Summerville Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $58,421 $46,737 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Branch Branch Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $67,958 $54,366 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Fort Amherst St. John's Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $40,887 $32,710 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Mary's Harbour   Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $197,527 $158,021 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Duntara, Keels King's Cove King's Cove Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $7,458 $5,966 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Baie de Verde Baie de Verde Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $27,268 $21,814 Infrastructure
Ralph Noseworthy Codroy Purchase and install automatic jiggers, LED lights, cod pots and insulated tubs $37,194 $29,755 Infrastructure
Leigh Fisheries Ltd. Seldom Purchase and installation of an automatic longline system. $165,855 $99,900 Infrastructure
Fish, Food and Allied Workers Newfoundland and Labrador
Purchase and installation of lobster storage
and handling equipment.
$2,700,000 $2,160,000 Infrastructure
Gifford's Fishing Company Ltd. Clarke's Beach Purchase and install automated longline system, automatic jiggers and insulated tubs $108,480 $86,784 Infrastructure
Marine Harvesters Ltd. Badgers Quay Purchase and install trawl monitoring system $125,485 $99,900 Infrastructure
Dion Lavers Port aux Choix Purchase and install automated longline system $123,679 $75,796 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Salvage Salvage Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $79,635 $63,708 Infrastructure
Michael Hickey Petty Harbour Purchase and install automated longline system $141,010 $99,900 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Trout River Trout River Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $17,380 $13,904 Infrastructure
Harbour Authority of Admiral’s Beach Admiral’s Beach Purchase and distribute insulated fish tubs to Core inshore fishing enterprises. $27,256 $21,805 Infrastructure
Independent Fish Harvesters Inc. Brigus Purchase and install salt fish processing equipment. $1,016,233 $741,394 Infrastructure
Atlantic Treasure Seafoods Ltd. Coley's Point Purchase and install vacuum packing equipment. $32,381 $25,905 Infrastructure
North Atlantic Aquaponics Ltd. Stephenville Purchase and install eel processing equipment. $159,173 $75,183 Infrastructure
Hodder's Shellfish Inc. Stoneville Purchase and install sea urchin processing equipment. $308,817 $99,900 Infrastructure
Notre Dame Seafoods Ltd. Comfort Cove Purchase and install cod processing equipment. $4,228,850 $3,171,638 Infrastructure
Triton Ocean Products Limited Triton Purchase and install mussel processing equipment. $3,296,269 $2,637,015 Infrastructure
Eastern Fish Markets Limited Carmanville Purchase and install equipment for multi-species live-holding facility. $300,000 $240,000 Infrastructure
Barry Group Incorporated Corner Brook Purchase and install pelagics processing equipment. $5,201,000 $1,713,622 Infrastructure
Beothic Fish Processors Ltd. Valleyfield Purchase and install salt fish grading equipment. $145,000 $99,900 Infrastructure
Fogo Island Co-operative Society Ltd Joe Batt's Arm Purchase and install salt fish splitting equipment. $270,000 $99,900 Infrastructure
Doyle W. Sansome & Sons Ltd. Hillgrade Purchase and install equipment for live-holding seafood. $95,996 $69,921 Infrastructure
Barry Group Inc. Burgeo Purchase and install fish meal and oil technology $918,596 $656,140 Infrastructure
Dorman Roberts Ltd. Triton Purchase and install equipment for lobster live-holding facility. $125,000 $93,750 Infrastructure
Labrador Gem Seafood Incorporated Ramea Land based refrigerated, recirculated seawater system $105,100 $84,080 Infrastructure
Icewater Seafoods Inc. Arnold's Cove Acquire and install a state-of-the-art Ice Management System. $4,598,659 $3,333,528 Infrastructure
Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc. Newfoundland and Labrador Purchase and distribute lobster crates for live holding. $1,033,133 $826,554 Infrastructure
Carino Processing Ltd. South Dildo Purchase and install seal oil bottling and labelling equipment. $125,225 $99,900 Infrastructure
Fish, Food and Allied Workers-Unifor (FFAW) Corner Brook Testing of sustainable gear for redfish $630,236 $499,505 Science Partnerships
Fish, Food and Allied Workers-Unifor Newfoundland and Labrador Cod Quality and Boxing at Sea $801,015 $326,692 Science Partnerships
Association of Seafood Producers Inc. Newfoundland and Labrador Purchase and install scientific equipment for Northern Cod Acoustic Tracking Array study. $484,960 $207,488 Science Partnerships
Miawpukek First Nation Conne River Perform cunner population survey along NL south coast $81,400 $25,120 Science Partnerships
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