Christmas in July
Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was a sure, telltale sign a provincial election was looming in Newfoundland and Labrador.
One would always know, particularly in rural areas of the province, that the dropping of the writ was eminent when shiny new firetrucks would start rolling into firehall parking lots everywhere. For some reason, the governing party of the time always seemed to think that the best way to secure votes in the bays and coves around the province would be to hand over ...
DFO Provides Ice-Related Emergency Funding
On Friday, the Department of Fisheries, Oceans announced that the Government of Canada will provide emergency assistance to fishers in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec, who are, or have been, prevented from fishing because of the current severe ice conditions.
Under the Ice Assistance Emergency Program, a total of up to $5 million has been allocated for payments for eligible applicants residing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec, who have been affected by ice conditions in their ...
Home and Abroad
MI Receives $1.5 Million for Marine, Aquaculture and Ocean Technology Projects
A $1.5-million investment in the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University will benefit the marine, aquaculture and ocean technology sectors, locally and around the world.
The funding, announced by the Government of Canada, will support three projects including the improvement of the Institute’s simulator capacity, allow for the establishment of a Regional Aquaculture Centre and advancements in the ...
New Life for Bay de Verde
Plant Reconstruction Underway and Fisheries Infrastructure Improvements Coming
What a difference a few months can make.
The mood in the northern Avalon Peninsula community of Bay de Verde has gone from devastation to one of jubilation and hope.
An April 11 fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community, impacting the employment of about 700 workers.
But recent announcements by the company and the federal government ...
Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Hire 135 Scientists
Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, accompanied by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today discussed exciting and innovative career opportunities in marine sciences with high school and university students at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
As part of an interactive event during Science Odyssey week, the Ministers talked with scientists and students about what the Government of Canada’s new investments in ocean and freshwater science will mean to ...
P.E.I. Government to Invest in Boatbuilding Industry
After discussions with the boatbuilding industry, it was clear that there was a real need for additional workers, due to the high demands for fibreglass boats as of late, said Minister Heath MacDonald, Economic Development and Tourism.
“I’m pleased to announce a partnership between Economic Development and Tourism, Workforce and Advanced Learning, Central Development Corporation, Island boatbuilding businesses, and the Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association, which will assist the regional ...
P.E.I. Renews Funding For Shellfish Enhancement Program
Renewed funding for the Shellfish Enhancement Program emphasizes government’s commitment to growing our Island’s primary industries, says Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac.
“Prince Edward Island is recognized around the world for our high quality food products including our Island oysters,” McIssac said.
“It is important that we continue to support our industries to ensure the sustainability of our resource and help meet the growing demand ...
Funding Announced for Six New Habitat Conservation Projects
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and MP for Egmont, highlighted today the Harper Government’s new investment in six habitat conservation projects in PEI.
Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP), the following six groups will receive up to $342,217 to support the conservation of fish habitat in Prince Edward Island: the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, the Souris & Area Branch of the P.E.I. ...
Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Receive $8.15 Million to Expand Operations
Northern Harvest Sea Farms will receive $8.15 million through the Provincial Government’s Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Program toward a $17.6 million expansion of its aquaculture operations in the Coast of Bays region on the province’s south coast.
Funding provided to expand Northern Harvest Sea Farms’ operations will go towards capital asset investments in grow-out technology including automatic feeding systems, nets, cages, underwater lighting, mooring and service vessels. ...
Project Funding Announced for Small Craft Harbours
Senator Fabian Manning announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users across the province.
Over the next two years funding will be allocated to harbour improvement projects at the 19 following harbours:
Arnold’s Cove – constructing a floating breakwater
Aquaforte – reconstructing ...