Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy.
At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality.
Marine finfish aquaculture facilities in the Discovery Islands are located on the traditional territory of the Homalco, Klahoose, K’ómoks, Kwaikah, Tla’amin, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be issuing 18 month licences for 19 existing aquaculture facilities in the Discovery Islands (DI) with the intention that this would be the last time licences would be issued.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce funding support to the provincial harvesting, processing, and aquaculture sectors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.
The Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk, providing $55 million over five years, supports a new approach to conserving aquatic species at risk, through targeted federal investments. These investments are intended to support the protection efforts of all partners in the community, and to support the ability of Indigenous to conserve ecosystems and aquatic species in Quebec and Canada.
As part of the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is providing up to $10.9 million in funding to support to 13 projects in British Columbia. Recipients include Indigenous and conservation organizations, the Province of British Columbia, and other groups.
As part of the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is providing up to $6.1 million in funding to support four projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems in the Arctic, Manitoba and Alberta.
As part of the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is providing up to $4.8 million in funding to support five projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems in Ontario.
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technologies Adoption Program is a federal initiative that encourages the adoption of green technologies in the fishing and aquaculture industry. The program provides $20 million over four years to help Canadian businesses adopt new, clean technologies into their operations.