$1 Million More Reasons Why Quebec Is Going To Smell More Fishy
TDS News – The Canadian and the Quebec Government are announcing funding of more than $1 million to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of Quebec’s fish and seafood sector. The Government of Canada’s contribution to these thirteen projects amounts to $855,806, and the Government of Quebec’s contribution is $376,773.
For five years, the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF) will support projects in the areas of innovation, science partnerships, commercial fisheries infrastructure, aquaculture, and processing, which increase the value of high‑quality fish and seafood products from sustainable sources, and help position Quebec’s fish and seafood sector for continued long‑term growth.
“As we look ahead to the post-pandemic, it’s more important than ever that our industries have the resources they need to be as productive and sustainable as possible. These investments through the Quebec Fisheries Fund, our government is helping ensure that women and men of Quebec’s seafood sector can earn the maximum value for their product. The organizations we’re funding have creating new, innovative ways to grow Canada’s seafood sector, and we’re proud to invest in their vision.” Said Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
The combined contributions of 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 fish and seafood products from sustainable practices in Quebec.