January 12, 2015 - Iqaluit, NU - Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and the Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced funding today for three fisheries science and research projects in Nunavut. These investments will improve knowledge about fish stocks, contribute to the sustainability of the industry and support economic opportunities and job creation in Nunavut's fisheries sector.
Through these investments, research will be examining northern shrimp, Greenland halibut, turbot and char populations off Nunavut. It will also go toward research assessing the commercial viability of porcupine crabs and the Qikiqtarjuaq clam harvest. These projects will contribute extensively to knowledge about Nunavut's marine resources and help inform decisions about sustainable resource management.
Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Communications Advisor, Nunavut Region
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
DFO Media Relations
Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment
Policy and Communications Officer
Funding for these projects was made possible through Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) program. CanNor works to help develop a diversified, sustainable and dynamic economy across Canada's three territories, and delivers on its northern mandate through funding programs, the Northern Projects Management Office and by undertaking policy and research.