Canada’s fish and seafood sector is an integral part of the economic and social fabric of many coastal communities across Quebec. That is why the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are working together to modernize the sector.
The upcoming Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF) is a five-year program that will provide $42.8 million in funding to the sector. The federal government will contribute $30 million, and $12.8 million will be provided by the government of Quebec. The QFF will focus on growing opportunities and increasing value for sustainably sourced, high quality fish and seafood products.
Eligible projects must focus on:
In the coming weeks and months, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec will engage with a broad range of industry representatives, Indigenous peoples, non-government organizations, and the science and academic communities in Quebec. This engagement will continue throughout the life of the program in order to inform investment priorities and identify opportunities and potential partners.
The Quebec Fisheries Fund will soon be accepting Expressions of Interest; further details will be available on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website in the coming weeks.