Canada opens $470 million grant for fish harvesters

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Single largest investment in Canada’s fisheries in nearly two decades.

In a press release from the Canadian Government, it writes that CAD 469.4 million (EUR 298 million) in funding to establish the new Fish Harvester Benefit and the new Fish Harvester Grant is now open for applications.

The single largest investment in Canada’s fisheries in nearly two decades, the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program will help to ensure that Canada’s fish harvesters get financial support, “while also positioning the sector for a strong recovery in the long-term,” it wrote.

For example, this will help B.C.’s salmon harvesters whose earnings last year were deeply impacted by low runs.

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, said that the grant will open for applications on August 24, 2020, through to September 21, 2020.

“Our goal is, and has always been, to get the hardworking women and men of Canada’s fisheries the support they need, and that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do,” said Jordan.