As part of the third and final call for proposals under the Coastal Restoration Fund, more than $13 million in funding was provided for an additional 24 projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems on Canada’s three coasts.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of British Columbia and First Nations governments to improve fish passage in the Fraser River in response to a landslide near Big Bar, north of Lillooet, British Columbia, that was discovered in June 2019.
Canada’s coasts are home to productive ecosystems that support the livelihoods of Indigenous and coastal communities. Under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is bringing together the best researchers from across the country and around the world to help protect our coasts and waterways from the impacts of potential oil spills while supporting the collection of baseline data to identify changes in coastal environments.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island are pleased to announce funding of $6,979,864 for fifteen organizations through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. The funding will help adopt new technologies and equipment to improve the productivity and sustainability of the aquaculture sector in the province.
The following twelve Indigenous coastal communities have received a total of close to $2.7 million funding to purchase search and rescue boats and related equipment under the second year of the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program.