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Over $600K from Atlantic Fisheries Fund announced for N.L. fishing enterprises

Federal Veterans Affairs 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.
Federal Veterans Affairs 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. - Gary Kean

CORNER BROOK, NL - The federal and provincial governments announced $641,518 for eight fishing enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador today, Jan. 18, through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).

The announcement was made in Corner Brook.

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.

 

Recipients

 

David Wyman Patey and Dean Patey

$36,986

St. Anthony, Northern Peninsula

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

 

Jocelyn & Brothers Ltd. And Derrick Bath

$99,960

Durrell, Twillingate

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

 

Dwight Russell Enterprises

$99,813

Mary’s Harbour, Labrador

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

 

Russell's Fisheries Ltd. and Allister Russell Labrador

$99,998

Mary’s Harbour, Labrador

Install slurry ice system on new vessel

 

David Michael Hickey

$99,000

Petty Harbour, Avalon Peninsula

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

 

Clarke and Sons Fishing

$99,977

St. John’s, Avalon Peninsula

Install slurry ice system on new vessel

 

Dion Lavers

$24,104

Port aux Choix, Northern Peninsula

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

 

Alton Rumbolt

$81,680

Mary’s Harbour, Labrador

Install automated longline hauler on existing vessel

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