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DFO Reopens Commercial Redfish Fishery After 30 Years, Extends AFF

After a nearly 30-year moratorium on Unit 1 redfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Diane Lebouthillier, recently announced the return of the fishery in 2024. “Our government understands the historic importance of the redfish fishery and the economic impact the moratorium had on coastal communities across Atlantic Canada and Québec,” said Lebouthillier. “Based on the latest science, the redfish stock in Unit 1 is healthy ...

After Seven Years, DFO Looks at the Past, Present and Future of the AFF

As the seven-year lifespan of the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) comes to a close, program director Rob McDonald looks back at the achievements of the program and the future of the AFF. The AFF was conceived as a way to steer Canada’s seafood industry towards producing high-quality, value-added and sustainable-sourced products to meet an ever-growing market demand. The $400-million program, in which the federal government covered 70 per cent and the Atlantic provinces cover the other 30 ...

Federal and Provincial Government Invest Over $25 Million in N.L. Seafood Sector

The latest round of Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) funding, totalling $25,327,448 over 147 projects, was announced for Newfoundland and Labrador in November. The funding announcement was made by Gudie Hutchings, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Elvis Loveless, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture. The announcement also featured statements by Member of Parliament for ...

AFF Project a Game Changer for N.S. Seafood Industry

Above: Lonnie Snow photo   Almost $14.5 million in funding under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) allocated to the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance to support equipment and innovation activities for members “is a very beneficial game changer for the seafood industry,” says executive director Leo Muise. The project is one of 11 projects in Nova Scotia that have received  a total of more than $44 million in AFF funding for projects that are concentrated on the adoption of new ...

Opportunities Still Available Through Atlantic Fisheries Fund

With four years to go and lots of funding still available, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has been busy raising awareness and interest of the opportunities available under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) for innovative projects that improve sustainability, quality and productivity in the harvesting, processing and aquaculture sectors. “Numerous presentations have been made to processing, harvesting and aquaculture associations, as well as to advisory boards and ...

Promising Leads to Countering Right Whale Entanglements

A northern New Brunswick engineering consulting firm, that has been working in collaboration with snow crab fishermen on the Acadian Peninsula on ways to reduce right whale gear entanglement, has come up with some promising leads, says its president. Caraquet-based Corbo Engineering first began tackling the issue in January 2018 with funding from the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) after being approached by the snow crab fishermen associations in the area. “They were caught off guard with ...

Canadian Lobster Sector Lands a Jumbo Opportunity with the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

This year the Lobster Council of Canada (LCC), the only cross-sectorial, cross-provincial industry association for lobster, has an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill our mission, to increase demand and price to fortify economic sustainability, rewarding everyone within the Canadian lobster value-chain. The announcement came in early December of the long-awaited Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF), a funding program to support the LCC’s important work. We must work ...

Atlantic Fisheries Fund Rolls Out $30 Million in First Year

More than 100 applications have been approved for Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) money, totalling more than $30 million in the first year since the $400-million program was launched by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Atlantic provinces in 2017. Testing ropeless fishing gear, greenstick technology trolling equipment in the pelagic long-line fleet and innovation in the processing and aquaculture sectors were among the projects earmarked to receive approximately $573,000 in funding. This ...

Marketing Strategy and Access Issues on Lobster Council’s Radar

The Lobster Council of Canada (LCC) is hoping to tap into the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) for funding under the marketing section of the Canadian Fish and Seafood Program component to support a revamped marketing strategy. “We expect an announcement about the Canadian Fish and Seafood Program soon at which time we will be submitting a proposal summary and expect to be asked to submit a formal proposal for marketing Canadian lobster to the world,” said Geoff Irvine executive director of ...

On the Waterfront – April 2017

Ottawa Creates $325-Million Atlantic Fisheries Fund The federal government has announced an investment of $325 million to create an Atlantic Fisheries Fund aimed at benefiting the fishery in all four Atlantic Provinces. The Fund is aimed at stimulating innovation, with a focus on growing opportunities and increasing their value to meet market demands for sustainably sourced, high quality fish and seafood products. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada said, in ...