Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia fund projects to improve lobster quality in Cape Breton

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of over $1.4 million for two projects focused on the implementation of updated technologies, equipment and processes to improve holding, handling and processing of lobsters, ultimately resulting in improved lobster quality. Improvements to on-board holding practices will help to maintain live lobsters in the best possible condition; improving quality, vitality, and value.

Recipient AFF funding Total project cost Project description
Harbour Authority of Point Aconi Non-repayable Contribution: $330,121 $430,864

The Harbour Authority of Point Aconi receives funding to support the adoption of equipment and technology to improve the harvest, handling and holding of live lobsters on vessel.

This project will provide a needed incentive to encourage harvesters to adopt the necessary equipment and technology to improve holding practices onboard commercial lobster vessels; improving quality, increasing vitality and perhaps the financial returns of the individual harvesters.

Inverness South Fishermen’s Association Non-repayable Contribution: $1,129,380 $1,669,741

Inverness South Fishermen’s Association receives funding for the third-party delivery of projects to undertake modifications to members’ vessels that incorporate new equipment and technologies to improve holding practices, water quality and aeration.

With this project, the Association will provide needed investments to encourage harvesters to adopt the necessary equipment and technology to improve holding practices onboard commercial lobster vessels, improving quality, increasing vitality and perhaps the financial returns to individual harvesters through improved shore prices.

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