With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today announced funding support for 147 projects through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce a total contribution of more than $25 million across 147 projects that focus on equipment modernization and improving productivity, product quality and sustainability in the fish and seafood sector of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are announcing $5,8 million in funding for 35 projects in Quebec that will help improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of the province’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these 35 projects is $4 million, while the Government of Quebec is contributing $1.8 million.
Newport (Quebec) – The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Mr. Stéphane Sainte-Croix, member of Parliament for Gaspé and Quebec Government Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, will hold a press conference to announce support to the Quebec fishing industry.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of New Brunswick are pleased to announce funding of $670,073 for nine companies through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, for new technology on snow crab vessels.
Located in the waters of Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark with regard to Greenland, the Pikialasorsuaq or North Water Polynya, is a dynamic area of open sea that remains ice-free throughout the winter.
Fishery officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) successfully completed their first Canadian-led high seas patrol to detect and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the North-Pacific, a region critical to implementing Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and upholding its international obligations.