Over $600K from Atlantic Fisheries Fund announced for N.L. fishing enterprises
Harvesters in Durrell, St. Anthony, Port au Choix and Mary’s Harbour amongst those receiving money
The federal and provincial governments announced $641,518 for eight fishing enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
The announcement was made in Corner Brook Jan. 18.
The funding falls under the infrastructure pillar of the AFF and will supply the enterprises with new automated longline hauler systems and insulated tubs.
Automated longline systems will allow the harvesters to move from a labour-intensive fishing operation to one that uses the latest technology.
The equipment will thereby improve the quality of fish landed and maximize the landed value.
“Innovation in this sector, which is integral to the Canadian economy, means more job opportunities for hundreds of small coastal and Indigenous communities across not only Atlantic Canada, but the country,” federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a news release.
The federal and provincial governments will make combined contributions of over $400 million to the AFF over the next seven years.
The commercial fisheries and aquaculture industry,
Indigenous groups, universities and academia and industry associations and organizations, including research institutions, may apply for funding.
Eligible projects must focus on either innovation, infrastructure or science partnerships. $99,000
Petty Harbour, Avalon Peninsula Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel
St. John’s, Avalon Peninsula Install slurry ice system on new vessel
Port aux Choix, Northern Peninsula
Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel
Mary’s Harbour, Labrador Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel
Federal Veterans Affair Minister Seamus O’Reagan, who is also associated minister of national defence, was in Corner Brook to announce $641,518 in government funding for eight Newfoundland and Labrador fishing enterprises Thursday, Jan. 18.