New projects to address abandoned boats across Canada


List of recipients who received funding under Abandoned Boats Program for 2020-2021

Through Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program and Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program, the Government of Canada is helping to remove abandoned boats, educate boat owners about their responsibilities, and support research into improving recycling options.

Following the fifth call for proposals for assessment and removal projects to be funded through the Abandoned Boats Program, launched in July 2020, six recipients have received funding.

The recipients for assessments are:

  • We Are The Change For Humanity – Assessment of two boat removal and disposal projects in Alert Bay, British Columbia ($10,000)
  • Coastal Restoration Society – Assessment of:
    • 18 boat removal projects in Barkley Sound, British Columbia ($38,050)
    • 12 boat removal projects in Nootka Sound, British Columbia ($47,400)
    • Three boat removal projects in Bamfield Harbour, British Columbia ($14,500)
  • Heiltsuk Horizon Maritime Services Ltd. – Assessment of eight boat removal projects in the Bella Bella Region, British Columbia ($39,007)
  • Town of Port au Choix – Assessment of one boat removal project in Port au Choix Harbour, Newfoundland ($5,000)

The recipients for removals are:

  • Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd. – Removal and disposal of 24 boats in Victoria, British Columbia ($551,202)
  • Coastal Restoration Society – Removal and disposal of 11 boats in Tofino, British Columbia ($327,000)
  • We Are The Change For Humanity – Removal and disposal two boats in Alert Bay, British Columbia ($100,000)
  • Nova Scotia Lands Inc. - Removal and Disposal of 14 boats in Nova Scotia ($559,920)
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