Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waubetek to develop First Nations fishing strategy

The Waubetek Business Development Corporation on Manitoulin Island will develop a fishing strategy for 27 First Nations across Northeastern Ontario after receiving funding from FedNor. The Whitefish River-based organization received Can$44,306 from the funding agency on March 18, and will use the funds to enhance First Nations involvement in commercial fisheries, aquaculture, fish processing, and related industries through a fisheries strategy.

“Today's announcement demonstrates the government of Canada's commitment to work with First Nations to build a strong economy in Northern Ontario,” said Tony Clement, minister responsible for FedNor, in a news release. “By supporting this strategy, we are helping to increase the capacity of existing Aboriginal businesses, which will result in greater economic benefit for First Nation communities.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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