June 17 2020 11:24am

Trudeau announces additional supports for Canadian seafood, fishing industry

On Wednesday, while addressing Canadians in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that “in the next week,” the federal government would be opening up applications for two additional programs to support the Canadian fishing and seafood sector. As of June 17 and June 22 respectively, the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund and Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund are available to “help producers access new markets, reach new customers and maintain a foothold internationally,” and to provide support “for everything from buying PPE to keeping workers safe” and more.

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