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Federal government launches $20 million clean technology program

Saint Andrews, N.B. — The federal government has launched a new program that will provide up to $20 million over four years to help...
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NL Fisheries and Land Resources sees 2017 as year of progress, achievement

Gerry Byrne, minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, says his department emerged from 2017 with a sharp focus...
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Green leader raises questions about health of Island herring stocks

Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker wants to know what the P.E.I. government is doing to protect the herring stocks in island waters. “Just over a...
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Federal finance committee recommends aquaculture act

The Commons Standing Committee on Finance is recommending the federal government develop an aquaculture act. The recommendation comes in report tabled in the Commons dealing...
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Senate Fisheries Committee revamped again

There has been another revamping of the membership of the senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Liberal Jim Munson had been named vice chair of...
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Government makes commitment to P.E.I. wild oyster enhancement

Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on...
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Fishery garners lots of questions, no money in P.E.I. capital budget

While there was no money allocated in the P.E.I. capital budget for the fishery, that didn't prevent the opposition from posing plenty of questions...
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Funding announced for aquaculture industry

The federal government has announced an investment of $2.48 million to support the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance in its efforts to increase awareness and...
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LaVie questions lack of cold storage funding in capital budget

Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie was a little surprised to find there was no money in this year's capital budget for building lobster cold storage...
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McIsaac optimistic about fishery heading into 2018

There’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about the P.E.I. fishing industry heading into 2018, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. McIsaac says the...
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