The Quebec Fisheries Fund grants more than $ 2 million for 16 projects in the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands
The contribution will help improve the sustainability and productivity of the fish and seafood sector
Quebec, Quebec – The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce funding of more than $ 2 million to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. Canada to these 16 projects in the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands amounts to $ 1,833,939 and the contribution from the Government of Quebec is $ 415,770.
For five years, the Quebec Fisheries Fund (FTQ) will support projects in the fields of innovation, scientific partnerships, commercial fisheries, aquaculture and processing infrastructure, which promote fish and products from the high-quality seafood from sustainable sources and help position the Quebec fish and seafood sector for continued long-term growth.
The combined contributions from the federal and provincial governments total $ 42.8 million in investments in the QFF, which will create opportunities and increase the market value of high quality seafood produced from sustainable practices in Quebec.
“Thanks to the Quebec Fisheries Fund, we ensure that our seafood sector can continue to innovate, invest in new technologies and collaborate with scientists, traders and other partners. Canada is known for its world-class seafood, and these investments will help workers in our Quebec fisheries produce the most sustainable, highest-quality product.
The Honorable Bernadette Jordan
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
“Our government will always be there to support our region’s vital fishing industry. The contributions announced today will allow, among other things, the development, acquisition, installation and testing of equipment or methods and the optimization of processes and tools, including new types of equipment. fishing, which will contribute to the growth of businesses in the Magdalen Islands and the Gaspé Peninsula while supporting the protection and sustainability of Quebec’s fishing industry.
The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of National Revenue, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
“All the projects receiving financial assistance today are examples of actions that companies can take to remain competitive and develop with a view to sustainable development. To develop our food self-sufficiency, we must take care of our seas and our oceans, and this is precisely what investments today are aimed at. The 16 co-financing scholarships that we are announcing today are examples of fruitful collaboration between Quebec, the rest of Canada and stakeholders in the fishing and aquaculture industry of the Magdalen Islands and the Gaspé to carry out innovative projects.
Mr. André Lamontagne
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec
Agrès de Pêche ACPG inc. receives over $ 30,000 to acquire and install a trawl drum in his workshop.
The Coopérative des Capitaines Propriitaires de la Gaspésie is receiving nearly $ 100,000 to replace the refrigerant and acquire innovative and ecological equipment for its ice plant.
Les Pêcheries Marc Paré inc. receives over $ 70,000 for the purchase and installation of a Simrad Trawl Eye surveillance system.
Pêcheries GMS inc. receives over $ 80,000 for the purchase and installation of a Simrad Trawl Eye surveillance system and an underwater camera.
Huîtres Baie des Chaleurs inc. receives nearly $ 20,000 to develop two oyster production equipment for oyster grow-out facilities in coastal areas.
2973-1288 Quebec inc. and Pêcheries Raymond Desbois inc. each receive close to $ 100,000 for the purchase and installation of a Marport M5 surveillance system.
The Association of Professional Fishermen of the South of the Gaspé Inc. receives nearly $ 70,000 to test modifications to lobster fishing gear in the Gaspé Peninsula to reduce the risk of entanglement causing injury and mortality to North Atlantic right whales and other large whales.
Danfran Management Inc. receives more than $ 70,000 for the acquisition of an automated strapping system and an automated box rotation system.
Lobsters from Cap des Îles inc. receives over $ 800,000 in repayable funding to optimize its holding tank processes to reduce energy loss and consumption.
The Association des chasseurs de phoques intra-Québec receives nearly $ 60,000 to develop harvesting methods and processing techniques in order to enhance the value of seal co-products that are still unexploited today.
La Renaissance des Îles inc. receives nearly $ 100,000 for the purchase of an automatic slaughter table that will automate the process of separating the claws from the snow crab’s body. In a second phase, the company also receives nearly $ 70,000 for the acquisition of an automated crate washer. Finally, the company is receiving nearly $ 100,000 for the acquisition of an automated live lobster grading machine that will automate the grading of lobsters by weight and their crating.
The gathering of fishermen and fisherwomen on the coasts of the Islands (RPPCI) is receiving more than $ 300,000 to provide fishermen who are members of the RPPCI with insulated tubs that will enable them to deliver a product of superior quality.
Aquaculture Grande-Entrée inc. receives more than $ 90,000 to develop an ergonomic working method based on the mechanized processing of imported oysters in order to increase operational efficiency.