CED offers more than $600K for four Quebec seafood processing businesses
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Seafood Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund COVID19 Quebec
Diane Lebouthillier, national revenue minister, announces financial support to the tune of $605,272 for Poissonnerie de Cloridorme, Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan, Gaspé Cured and Unipêche M.D.M, fish and seafood processing businesses in Gaspé, Que, from the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (CSSF).
Poissonnerie de Cloridorme, Inc., a business specializing in the processing of seafood products, particularly sea cucumbers, is receiving a repayable contribution of $277,098. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions’s (CED’s) support enables the business to ensure the health and safety of its workers and develop new markets for its products.
Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan ltée, a family business that focuses on processing lobster and groundfish, is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $217,500.
Gaspé Cured Ltd., a business specializing in lobster processing, is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $99,671. CED’s support will be used to implement sustainable protection and health measures and acquire and install a ventilation system.
Unipêche M.D.M ltée, a business specializing in the processing and marketing of a wide range of seafood products, is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $11,003.
The CSSF is part of the federal government’s ongoing effort to support Canada’s fish and seafood sector. The $9.1 million initiative for Quebec is administered by CED and has been extended to March 31, 2022, so that more businesses and organizations can be supported.
“It is the Government of Canada’s mission to accompany the country’s businesses into the economy of tomorrow and to help them seize emerging business opportunities. That is why we support key sectors, including seafood processing, in various regions of Quebec. Projects like those of Poissonnerie de Cloridorme, Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan, Gaspé Cured and Unipêche M.D.M. will help ensure an inclusive recovery and keep good jobs in our communities,” said Lebouthillier.
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