Ottawa announces funding for Atlantic Region’s Fishery

Posted at 6:51 am on March 13, 2017 | Filed Under: News

The federal government has announced a new $325-million fund for Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector.
Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the establishment of the Atlantic Fisheries Fund today in Halifax.

MP Rodger Cuzner understands the improtance of supporting fishing in Atlantic Canada. In 2015, the landed value of Canada’s Atlantic commercial fisheries was 2.8 billion dollars.

Cuzner says that local fisherman have the tools, resources and knowledge to make this an even bigger industry:

 

Details of the new program are to be released in the coming months.