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Projects approved under NL’s seafood innovation and transition program

Fishing boats at Herring Neck, near Twillingate.
Fishing boats at Herring Neck, near Twillingate.

The provincial government has approved approximately $1.8 million so far this year as part of the $2-million seafood innovation and transition program for 2017-18.

To date, applications from 62 projects have been approved for funding, up from 37 the previous year.

 

“Last year, the production value of our seafood sector reached yet another record high, exceeding $1.4 billion,” Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne said in a news release.

 

“We have committed to expanding the industry in a sustainable manner. By supporting innovation and modernization, we are on track to even greater successes in the future as we transition to a more diversified and groundfish-based industry.”

 

Projects under the program focus on technologies and innovations in harvesting, processing, aquaculture and marketing with a key emphasis on the fishing industry’s transition from a mainly shellfish fishery to a groundfish fishery.

 

The following is a list of project that have been approved:

 

Proponent

Project Name

Location

Amount Approved

Gerard Pomroy

Purchase Automatic Jiggers

Placentia

                  $13,426

Fogo Island Co-Op Society Ltd.

Cod Pot Project

Fogo Island

                     $36,000

Jeanne Matthews

Purchase Cod Pots

Grand Bank

                      $8,000

Ian Gosse

Purchase Cod Pots

Torbay

                       $8,000

Colin Greenham

Purchase Cod Pots

Pacquet

                       $8,800

MI- CASD / Conche Seafoods

Cod Pilot Project - Conche Year 2

Conche

                     $82,188

Philip Foley

Purchase Cod Pots

Conche

                       $5,280

Ben Foley

Purchase Cod Pots

Conche

                       $5,280

Rick Breen

Cod Pot Project

Coachman’s Cove

 

$11,675

Jamie Breen

Purchase Cod Pots

Fleur de Lys

                     $11,675

Harrison Campbell

Purchase Cod Pots

Pinsent’s Arm

                       $6,800

Boyd Russel

Purchase Cod Pots for the Stewardship Cod Fishery

Port Hope Simpson

                       $8,000

Clayton Curl

Purchase Cod Pots for the Stewardship Cod Fishery

Port Hope Simpson

                       $8,000

Clifford Russel

Purchase Cod Pots for the Stewardship Cod Fishery

Williams Harbor

 

$8,000

Stanley Tatchell

Purchase Cod Pots

Castor River North

                       $7,040

John Brazil

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Renews

                       $6,778

Brothers Five Fisheries Ltd.

Equip Vessel for Cod Fishery

Cape Broyle

                       $8,351

Quinlan Brothers Ltd.

Automatic Jiggers and Cod Pots

Bay de Verde

                     $57,780

Clyde Penney

Purchase Cod Pots

Bonavista

                       $8,400

Wayne Morgan

Purchase Cod Pots

Port de Grave

                       $8,000

Neil Sheehan

Purchase Jigging Reels and Insulated Tubs

Cappahayden

                     $13,266

Michael Emberley

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Cod Pots

Harbour Grace

                     $11,520

Glen Crane

Purchase Cod Pots

Port de Grave

                       $4,080

Kelvin Hayden

Purchase Automatic Jiggers

Cape Broyle

                     $15,491

Barry Melindy

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Lumsden

                       $6,864

Gary Hann

Purchase Cod Pots

Spaniard’s Bay

                       $8,000

Anthony Butt

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Pinware

                     $16,250

Carl Hedderon

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Noddy Bay

 

$9,447

Gary Hyde

Purchase Cod Pots, Automatic Jiggers, and Tubs

Bay de Verde

                     $14,165

Ronnie Bidgood

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Ferryland

                     $20,100

Matt Corcoran

Testing Cod Pots in St. Mary’s Bay

St. Mary’s

                       $8,800

Dion Chaulk

Cod Pots, Insulated Tubs, and Vessel Renovations

Charlottetown

                       $8,000

Anthony Meade

Purchase Automatic Jiggers

Ferryland

                       $5,578

Craig Ryan

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Cod Pots

La Scie

                     $14,080

Clifford Donovan

Purchase Cod Pots

Conception Bay

                       $8,800

Robert Donovan

Purchase Cod Pots

Conception Bay

                       $8,800

Walter Drover

Purchase Cod Pots

Conception Bay

                       $8,800

Dominic Donovan

Purchase Cod Pots

Conception Bay

                       $8,800

Anthony Doyle

Purchase Automatic Jiggers and Insulated Tubs

Bay de Verde

                     $14,099

Bill Tremblett

Purchase Automatic Jiggers

Fermeuse

                       $8,756

James Duggan

Purchase Cod Pots

Grates Cove

                       $8,800

Jeffrey Power

Purchase Automatic Jiggers

Fermeuse

                       $5,920

MUN - Ocean Sciences

Cleaner Fish Project - Phase 3

Logy Bay

                     $85,000

Sunrise Fish Farms

Innovative Mussel Seed Grading System

Port Anson

                     $43,000

NAIA

Consideration of Automated Rainfall Data Project

Robert’s Arm

 

$17,753

Merasheen Oyster Farms

Transition to Commercial Production

Merasheen Island

                     $50,000

Badger Bay Mussel Farm

Marketing Organic Mussels in Northeast USA

USA

                     $50,400

Norlantic Processors Ltd.

Branding Project

Pleasantview

                     $14,985

Triton Ocean Products Ltd.

Marinated Mussels

Triton

                     $80,000

Barry Group Inc.

Atlantic Salmon Processing

Harbour Breton

                   $100,000

Dandy Dan’s Fish Market

Purchase a Multivac T300 Machine

Argentia

                     $72,890

HSF Ocean Products Ltd.

On-Shore Processing of Icelandic Scallops

O’Donnell’s

                         $100,000

SPONL

Develop A Promotional Information Package

Province Wide

 

$19,320

Fogo Island Co-Operative Society

Marketing Frozen Cod Products to Qatar

Qatar

                     $39,720

WWF Canada

Fisheries Improvement Project

NAFO 2J3KL

                   $100,000

MI - CASD

PrimeFish Canada - Year 3

St. John's

                     $97,422

FSSSB

Revitalizing the Cod Industry through Education and Quality Enhancement

Province Wide

                     $74,726

FFAW

Mitigation of European Green Crab in Fortune Bay

Fortune Bay

                     $55,627

SPONL

Conduct a Technical Evaluation of the Inshore Atlantic Halibut Fishery

Province Wide

                     $19,695

FFAW

Harvesting the Potential of 3N0 Whelk - Year 2

3N0

                     $45,000

MI - CASD

Sunwell Deep Chill Ice Slurry Assessment

St. John's

                 $79,975

MI - CFER / Fogo Island Fish Inc.

Assessing Seasonal Patterns of Northern Cod

Fogo

                  $96,629

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