Fishery and aquaculture clean technology to be promoted with USD 15 million
Parlamentarian Karen Ludwig on the presentation of the new clean technology program. (Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
The Ministry of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard launched a new program that will provide up to CAD 20 million (USD 15.5 million) over four years to help the country’s fisheries and aquaculture industries, incorporating existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations.
The announcement was released by Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest Karen Ludwig, on behalf of Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
The potential projects could include helping fish harvesters convert their vessels to clean alternative fuels, and reducing energy use on aquaculture sites.
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program will provide funding to help a sector made up of primarily small and medium-sized businesses adopt innovative clean technologies that otherwise may not be possible.