Quebec Fisheries Fund grants more than $2 million for 16 projects in the Gaspé Region and the Magdalen Islands
The contribution will help enhance the sustainability and productivity of the fish and seafood sector
August 3, 2021
16 projects in the Gaspé Region and the Magdalen Islands funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) under the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF).
A total of $1,833,939 in financial contributions from DFO.
|Recipient||Project objective||Location||QFF pillar||DFO contribution ($)||MAPAQ contribution ($)||Total project cost ($)*|
|Agrès de Pêche A.C.P.G. inc.||The project involves the purchase and installation of a trawl drum at Agrès de Pêche A.C.G.P. inc.’s workshop.||Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspé||Infrastructure||23,940||10,260||53,170|
|Coopérative des Capitaines Propriétaires de la Gaspésie||The project involves the replacement of refrigerant and acquisition of innovative environmentally friendly equipment at the Coopérative des Capitaines Propriétaires de la Gaspésie’s ice plant.||Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspé||Infrastructure||69,556||29,810||306,979|
|Les Pêcheries Marc Paré inc.||The project involves the purchase and installation of a Simrad Trawl Eye PX MK2 catch monitoring sensor on the shrimp trawler J.D. Caroline Kristine. This new technology is designed to improve fishing efficiency and environmental sustainability.||Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspé||Infrastructure||50,047||21,448||79,439|
|Pêcheries G.M.S. inc.||The project consists of the purchase and installation of a Simrad Trawl Eye PX MK2 catch monitoring sensor and Ocean-Cam underwater camera on the shrimp trawler Cap Diamant No. 1. This new technology is designed to improve fishing efficiency and environmental sustainability. The Ocean-Cam underwater camera is used to visualize catches and to manoeuvre the vessel so as to reduce bycatch.||Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspé||Infrastructure||56,491||24,211||89,669|
|Huîtres Baie des Chaleurs inc.||The project involves developing two new pieces of oyster aquaculture equipment for grow-out facilities in coastal areas. The equipment will be used to sort oysters by size. The first piece of equipment to be developed is a vibrating screen unit and the second is a rotating drum unit.||Saint-Siméon, Gaspé||Innovation||12,338||5,288||19,585|
|2973-1288 Québec inc.||The project involves the purchase and installation of a Marport M5 monitoring system on the shrimp trawler Jean Jordani. The M5 is a new technology used to improve fishing efficiency and environmental sustainability.||Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, Gaspé||Infrastructure||69,548||29,806||112,902|
|Pêcheries Raymond Desbois inc.||The project involves the purchase and installation of a Marport M5 monitoring system on the shrimp trawler Yohan Mirja. The M5 is a new technology used to improve fishing efficiency and environmental sustainability.||Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, Gaspé||Infrastructure||69,548||29,806||112,902|
|Le Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie inc. (RPPSG)||The RPPSG intends to test modifications to lobster fishing gear in the Gaspé Region, as part of efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement causing injury to and mortality of North Atlantic right whales and other large whales.||Gaspé Region||Innovation||47,491||20,354||75,383|
|Gestion Danfran inc.||Gestion Danfran inc. wants to equip the factory shrimper Émilien D. with an automated strapping system and an automated box rotation system. The addition of a recirculation system to improve the cooking process is also planned. The purpose of adding this equipment to the Émilien D. is to optimize the processing activities of this production line, which is unique in Quebec.||Rivière-au-Renard,||Infrastructure||49,335||21,144||106,625|
|Homards du Cap des Îles inc.||Homards du Cap des Îles inc. is carrying out this project to optimize its tank-based lobster storage processes to reduce losses and energy consumption, as well as to supply premium quality lobster to domestic and international markets.||Havre-aux-Maisons, Magdalen Islands||Infrastructure||863,810||N/A**||3,281,649|
|Association des chasseurs de phoques intra-Québec||The project involves developing harvesting methods and processing techniques for adding value to various as yet unexploited seal by-products.||Magdalen Islands||Innovation||41,545||17,805||66,150|
|La Renaissance des Îles inc.||The company wishes to purchase an automated butchering table that will automate the process of separating the claws from the body of snow crabs, which is currently done manually.||Grande-Entrée, Magdalen Islands||Infrastructure||69,114||29,620||334,691|
|La Renaissance des Îles inc.||The company wishes to purchase an automated crate washer to automate the cleaning of the bins used in the processing process. The machine well reduce the amount of wastewater and sanitation products, increase the hygiene of the processing line and realize a significant productivity gain.||Grande-Entrée, Magdalen Islands||Infrastructure||48,840||20,931||178,900|
|La Renaissance des Îles inc.||The company wishes to purchase an automated live lobster grading machine to automate the grading of lobster by weight, which is currently done visually, and their placement into crates, which is currently done by hand.||Havre-aux-Maisons, Magdalen Islands||Infrastructure||69,138||29,631||372,713|
|Rassemblement des pêcheurs et pêcheuses des côtes des Îles (RPPCI)||The project involves equipping 184 fish harvester members of RPPCI insulated bins, which allow more efficient storage and handling of live lobster on board fishing vessels. This will enable them to deliver a superior quality product and will contribute to improving the efficiency, quality and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector.||Magdalen Islands||Infrastructure||229,645||98,419||410,080|
|Grande-Entrée Aquaculture inc.||This project is aimed at developing an ergonomic work method based on the mechanized processing of imported oysters in order to increase the operational yield, while minimizing the risk of introducing invasive species into mariculture sites.||Magdalen Islands||Innovation||63,553||27,237||100,878|
* The total cost of the project includes the financial participation of the recipient in the project, as well as other private or public partners, if applicable.
** Only DFO is participating in the funding of this project as it is a repayable contribution.
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