Canada launches Clean Technology program for the Fisheries and Aquaculture industries

The new program will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada's fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations.
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The new program will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada's fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations. Potential projects could include; helping fish harvesters convert their vessels to clean alternative fuels, and reducing energy use on aquaculture sites.
 
Clean technology and innovation are key components of the government's approach to promoting clean economic growth. 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.
  • The program aims to reduce the potential negative environmental impact these industries may have on the aquatic ecosystem.
  • Clean technology is any product, process, or service that reduces environmental impacts.
  • This program focuses on existing technologies and practices, including those that may require changes or adaptations for use in the Canadian fishery and aquaculture sectors.
  • The Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program is part of a commitment in Budget 2016 of over $1 billion to support clean technology in Canada's natural resource sectors.

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region

Illustration Photo: The fishing boat "Autumn Joy" was unloading their catch of crab at the wharf. Cheticamp is a traditional Acadian fishing village situated along the Cabot Trail. It is between the highlands of Cape Breton Island and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. (credits: Dennis Jarvis / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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