Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia fund projects to improve lobster quality in Central Nova Scotia
The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of almost $1.4 million for a project by the Northumberland Fisherman’s Association projects focused on the purchase of new equipment and technology 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|
|Northumberland Fisherman’s Association||Non-repayable Contribution: $1,377,167||$2,060,996||Northumberland Fisherman’s Association receives funding to support the adoption of new equipment and technologies to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector in northeastern Nova Scotia.
For this project, the Association is planning to further distribute contribution funding to member harvesters through a separate application and selection process. This project is expected to motivate a majority of member harvesters to adopt the necessary equipment and technology to improve harvesting and holding practices on board commercial lobster vessels. This project will also improve the efficiency of fishing activities and the on-board safety of crew.
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