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New conviction and additional charges for repeat offender Scott Steer and associates

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Following his arrest on March 2, 2020, Nanaimo-based commercial crab fishing boat master Scott Steer has again been found guilty of serious offences against the Fisheries Act. He was convicted on 5 counts in Vancouver Provincial Court on May 14, 2021, by the Honorable Justice Edelman for illegal activities near North Vancouver, B.C. in early March 2020.


Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick fund 26 projects in the fish and seafood processing sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council, announced a joint federal-provincial investment of $4.2 million through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. This funding will go to 26 projects across Southeast New Brunswick that focus on innovative technologies to improve productivity and sustainability in the lobster, snow crab and smoked herring processing sectors. It will enable these local organizations to be more efficient and adapt to meet national and international market requirements.


The Government of Canada invests more than $8 million in the fishing harbours of Southeast New Brunswick

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada is investing more than $8 million to help renew the harbour infrastructure throughout Southeast New Brunswick.


The Government of Canada invests in Quebec’s fishing harbours

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by the Small Craft Harbours (SCH) Program, that provides the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing industry, the Government of Canada is making investments to maintain its network of small craft harbours, and is working with municipalities and other stakeholders to ensure this important infrastructure energizes local communities.


The Government of Canada, provinces and territorial partners invest $8.5 million in Canada’s fish and seafood sector

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, together with participating provinces and territories, announced a total investment of $8.5 million for eight not-for-profit fish and seafood industry associations. The non-repayable CFSOF contributions will fund essential market research, consumer research and domestic and international marketing strategies.


Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest almost $1.4 million in lobster quality for Central Nova Scotia

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are increasingly emphasizing sustainability and quality. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today are making strategic investments through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).


Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest $1.4 million in lobster quality for Cape Breton

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are increasingly emphasizing sustainability and quality. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today are making strategic investments through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.


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