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The Government of Canada invests $4.8 million in Prince and Queens counties fishing harbours

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $4.8 million dollars to help renew the harbours in the Prince and Queens counties.


The Government of Canada invests in fishing harbours across the Prairies

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and is working with municipalities and other stakeholders to ensure this important infrastructure can enhance local communities.


The Government of Canada invests $25 million in Acadie-Bathurst fishing harbours 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Small craft harbours are the heart of Canada’s coastal communities. They are hubs of recreation and industry, and are essential to Canada’s growing blue economy. Canada’s seafood sector employs over 45,000 Canadians and generates over seven billion dollars per year. With approximately 90% of that product landed at small craft harbours, this infrastructure is vital to Canada’s local and national economies. Through Budget 2021, the federal government is investing $300 million to repair, upgrade and build new small craft harbours across Canada.


Government of Canada and Eight Coastal First Nations to Implement Community-based Fisheries and Collaborative Fisheries Governance 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Delivering on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan and Coastal First Nations President (CFN) Chief Marilyn Slett, with representatives of CFN member nations, announced the signing of the amended CFN Fisheries Resources Reconciliation Agreement (FRRA).


MP Easter announces support for small craft harbour infrastructure for Prince and Queens counties of Prince Edward Island

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

On behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), will announce details of the Government of Canada’s plan to improve small craft harbours in this region of P.E.I. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.


Canada’s Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program now open for second round applications 

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Over the past year, COVID-19 has created unique challenges for Canadian fish harvesters who are the economic backbone of many Canadian coastal and rural communities. The Government of Canada recognizes these challenges and the importance of a strong fish and seafood sector, so that harvesters can continue to provide food for Canadians and support their families and communities.


The Government of Canada invests in the fishing harbour of False Creek in Vancouver

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours.


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