June 25, 2021 · Lamèque, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector has faced significant challenges and financial hardship since the downturn in the economy due to COVID-19. That is why the Government of Canada is helping fish and seafood processors navigate these difficult times with support through the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund.

An initiative of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the $62.5 million fund is being delivered by three of Canada’s Regional Development Agencies. ACOA is delivering $42.7 million in Atlantic Canada.

Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced total investments of $5,634,209 for 13 projects. The funds will help fish and seafood processors in northeastern New Brunswick weather the pandemic and prepare for a strong economic recovery, so that their communities can continue to thrive.

McGraw Seafoods (2008) Inc.                                                                     $435,750
Non-Repayable
Tracadie, New Brunswick
To provide support for additional expenses associated with COVID including personal protective equipment (PPE), increased security, cleaning and production personnel, temporary modifications for entry to help with disinfection, physical distancing, and sanitation.

L’Association Coopérative des Pêcheurs de l’Ile Ltée.                         $2,579,625
Repayable
Lamèque, New Brunswick
To purchase automated equipment for the transformation of crab, offset storage and freezing costs, and implement health and safety measures related to the pandemic.

L’Association Coopérative des Pêcheurs de l’Ile Ltée.                              $75,000
Non-Repayable
Lamèque, New Brunswick
To support expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the purchase of thermometers, PPE, and costs associated with additional cleaning and sanitizing, public health compliance and security.

Bolero Transformation de Crustacés Inc.                                                $1,278,714
/ Bolero Shellfish Processing Inc.
Repayable
Caraquet, New Brunswick
To support productivity improvements and storage needs due to COVID-19.

Bolero Transformation de Crustacés Inc.                                                    $31,848
/ Bolero Shellfish Processing Inc.             

Non-Repayable
Caraquet, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Pêcheries Belle Ile Fisheries Ltée. Ltd.                                                         $85,155
Non-Repayable
Sainte-Marie – Saint-Raphaël, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Pêcheries Baie Chaleurs Fisheries (2012) Inc.                                          $626,130
Non-Repayable
Bas-Caraquet, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Pisciculture Acadienne Ltée/ Acadian Fish Farm Ltd.                              $99,900
Repayable
Bas-Caraquet, New Brunswick
To add cold storage to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

Thai Union Canada Inc.                                                                                   $30,768
Non-Repayable
Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
To provide support for equipment and modifications to comply with physical distancing public safety requirements.

Pêcheries St-Paul (1989) Ltée/St. Paul Fisheries (1989) Ltd.                $284,670
Non-Repayable
Bas-Caraquet, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Produits Belle Baie Ltée.                                                                                   $7,595
Non-Repayable
Caraquet, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

La Ferme Ostréicole Chiasson Ltée.                                                             $49,760
Repayable
Lamèque, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.

La Maison Beausoleil (2010) Inc.                                                                  $49,294
Non-Repayable
Néguac, New Brunswick
To implement COVID-19 health and safety measures.


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