More Than 700 Tonnes of Ghost Gear Removed
Approximately 739 tonnes of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, including more than 118 kilometres of rope, has been removed from Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts over the past two years through the federal government’s Ghost Gear Program.
Launched in 2019 with an $8.3-million Ghost Gear Fund, an additional $10 million in funding for the Ghost Gear Program was included in last year’s federal budget for 2021–2022.
Since the launch of the program, partners who received ...
Ghost Gear Fund Supporting 11 Projects in Atlantic Canada
From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are currently underway in Atlantic Canada to combat ocean pollution.
Two Nova Scotia businesses have received grants as part of the second phase of the domestic plastics challenges under the Innovative Solutions Canada program.
Ashored Innovations Inc. will receive $702,000 to design and build a low-cost, commercially viable and acoustically activated ...
On the Waterfront — September 2019
CCGS Baie de Plaisance Commissioned in the Magdalen Islands
The Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Cap-aux-Meules recently to participate in the official commissioning of the new high endurance, self-righting search and rescue lifeboat, named CCGS Baie de Plaisance.
The vessel was built by the Forillon shipyard and delivered to the Coast Guard in November 2017. To ...