Backgrounder - 30 recipients of the Quebec Fisheries Fund receive nearly $6 million in contributions from the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec
November 14, 2023
35 projects in Quebec funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec under the Quebec Fisheries Fund.
A total of $4,067,839 in financial contributions from DFO.
|DFO contribution ($)
|Gaspé Region – Lower St. Lawrence
|The H2O project aims to improve the environmental performance of marine products processing plants in the Gaspé and Montérégie regions, particularly on process water management.
|This second project aims to improve the selectivity of gillnets for the Greenland halibut fishery in Quebec. It will reduce bycatch and the risk of marine mammal entanglement.
|The project aims to develop and test an acoustic modem for the fishing industry. The recipient's proposed modem will benefit the trap fishing industry by providing innovative fishing equipment.
|Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation
|The project involves testing a new hybrid semi-pelagic trawl at sea and collecting biological data to better understand the distribution of redfish and bycatch at different depths and times of day.
|This second project involves acquiring and installing innovative equipment on the community's new hybrid fishing vessel.
|Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie Inc.
|This project involves testing various types of alternative baits for use in lobster harvesting. The objective is to find a solution to the problem of supplying mackerel and herring, baits traditionally used in the industry.
|This second project involves an experimental snow crab fishery using a new ropeless buoy system.
|Coopérative des Capitaines Propriétaires de la Gaspésie Inc.
|This project involves the acquisition of safety and communication equipment for fishing vessel crews. More specifically, the equipment consists of a communication system integrated in protective helmets that enables communication between people on deck and the captain in the wheelhouse.
|Les Pêcheries D.D. Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a new type of gyroscopic stabilizer on the enterprise's new vessel under construction, the Lever l'Ancre.
|Pêcheries Lévesque Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a new type of gyroscopic stabilizer on the vessel called the Titan.
|9048-0609 Québec Inc. and 2973-1288 Québec Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a mechanized bycatch separation and catch weighing system on board the Canadian Navigator II, a shrimp fishing vessel.
|Pêcheries Fernand Hautcoeur Inc. and Tommy Hautcoeur
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on the fishing vessel Caroline H.1. This system will make it possible to monitor several vessel parameters.
|Crustacés de Malbaie Inc.
|The project aims to increase the pond capacity at the recipient's facilities. The company wants to add new containment basins equipped with a water cooling system, UV sterilizer, and oxygenation system.
|E. Gagnon et Fils Ltée
|The project involves designing and installing a water treatment system developed specifically to meet the company's needs. The system treats turbidity, transmittance and hardness, while eliminating bacteria and suspended solids.
|Les Pêcheries Gaspésiennes Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a water cooling system, a UV sterilizer and an oxygenation system in the new, innovative holding tanks built by the firm. Il will help increase the firm's lobster storage capacity and improve preservation conditions, thereby enhancing product quality.
|Pêcheries Danamé Inc.
|The purpose of this project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on the fishing vessel the Intrépide 3. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Pêcheries Elphège Lelièvre Inc. and Nelson Lelièvre
|The purpose of this project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on the Phelyn fishing vessel. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Pêcheries M.R.G. Leblanc Inc. and 9426-8349 Québec Inc.
|The purpose of this project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on the Steve L fishing vessel. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Pêcheries Michel Syvrais Inc. and Michel Syvrais
|The purpose of this project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on L'Omega I fishing vessel. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan Ltée
|This project involves the acquisition of innovative X-ray equipment for lobster meat inspection.
|12935180 Canada Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of an automatic sorter for live lobster.
|The project aims to produce alternative bait for trap fisheries from redfish processing wastes.
|Poissons Frais des Îles Inc.
|The project involves the installation of a new multi-species extended holding tank. This new tank will be used primarily for lobster holding, but the company also plans to use it for oyster and possibly snow crab.
|Grande-Entrée Aquaculture Inc.
|This project aims to convert a fishing vessel into an oyster boat, enabling the firm to significantly improve its productivity in installing oyster longlines, and in the onboard handling and harvesting of oysters.
|Rassemblement des pêcheurs et pêcheuses des côtes des Îles
|The project aims to improve the sector's productivity, competitiveness and sustainability by prospecting new nurseries in the Magdalen Islands. More specifically, it aims to document the spatio-temporal variation of recruitment levels in order to maximize seeding performance in a scenario of declining abundances.
|Pêcheries Minas Inc.
|The project involves the acquisition and installation of a new type of gyroscopic stabilizer on the company's new vessel currently under construction.
|9020-5238 Québec Inc. and Yves Gallant
|The purpose of this project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on Le Gallant fishing vessel. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK)
|This project will allow important information to be gathered on the lobster stock in sub-areas 18E and 18F of the North Shore, as well as on the health of the ecosystem that supports the North Shore lobster.
|Innu First Nation of Nutashkuan
|For a second year, this project focuses on obtaining data on lobster abundance in sub-area G of Lobster Fishing Area 18 on the North Shore, in order to assess the potential of developing the commercial fishery for American lobster in this area.
|The purpose of this second project is to purchase and install a MARENTRACK© monitoring system on the C.M.N. Nutashkuan fishing vessel. This system makes it possible to monitor a number of vessels operator.
|Crabiers du Nord Inc.
|The project involves modifications to the Stimpson surfclam processing line in order to substantially reduce water consumption in view of the reduction in groundwater levels.
|Outside of maritime sectors
|Pisciculture Mont-Tremblant Inc.
|This project involves acquiring and installing water treatment equipment from Searen. This equipment will enable the proper circulation of water and the degassing of fish farm water, thereby restoring adequate concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, while eliminating fine suspended particles.
|Université Laval (Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences)
|The project aims to reduce phosphorus discharges related to freshwater salmonids by developing a new generation of low-phosphorus and high-performance feed. This new generation of feed results in significantly lower emissions by fish farms without compromising fish growth performance or animal welfare.
|Cégep de Saint-Félicien
|The project aims to develop environmentally responsible seal skin tanning and waterless or almost waterless tanning. This will provide an innovative response to the need to add value to seal skins.
|9423-0679 Québec Inc.
|The project aims to develop a ropeless buoy with an acoustic communications system to reduce whale entanglements.
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