November 3, 2021
The PEIFA would like to remind fishers about our Vessel Infrastructure for Maintenance of Lobster Vitality Program that is coming to an end on February 28th, 2022. Two amendments have been made to our contribution agreement this year with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund including:
- A timeline extension of 1 year, the new deadline is now February 18th, 2022.
- An increase of funds per fisher, the current maximum of $3000 has been increased to a new maximum of $4500 – this increase is effective as of January 21st, 2021.
As of November 3rd, 2021, there have been 1143 individual projects completed over the span of 3 years from 818 Island fishers who have taken advantage of the program either through a single claim or multiple claims. As a result, 3.9 million dollars has been cost-shared between fishers and the Atlantic Fisheries Fund for this project.
There is also an updated application form for this project to ensure the PEIFA is receiving all required information when filling out your claim, it can be found here.
Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Jennifer Dewland at the PEIFA Office. She can tell you exactly how many funds you have left to use for the program, provide assistance with filling out the application, etc. Jennifer can be reached at (902) 566-4050 Extension #3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org