Province announces two new programs to support fisheries and aquaculture

Prince Edward Island fishers and aquaculturists have an opportunity to develop new technologies and reduce their environmental impacts. 

 The Department of Fisheries and Communities has developed two programs, the Research, Innovation and Growth Program and the PEI Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program. These programs have been established to support the sustainable growth and meet current needs of PEI’s fishery and aquaculture sectors. Members of the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors are eligible to apply and

 “Our seafood sector is key to the rural areas of Prince Edward Island, providing jobs for Islanders and contributing to the economy,” Said Jamie Fox Minister of Fisheries and Communities. “Government is pleased to be able to provide support to these sectors through incentives for research, innovation and adoption of clean technologies to reduce the potential environmental impact of day-to-day activities”.

The Research, Innovation and Growth Program will provide support for small, short-term and industry-led applied research and development projects with the goal to overcome industry challenges.

The PEI Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program will provide an incentive for industry to adopt technologies or equipment that have been proven to reduce emissions or potential environmental impacts.


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