OTTAWA, ON – The Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program is delivering financial support to self-employed harvesters across the country who are facing hardships brought on by the economic impact of COVID-19. The Program provides eligible indigenous and non-indigenous fish harvesters with the financial support they need right now, while also positioning the sector for a strong recovery in the long-term.
The Program opened for applications on August 24th, and since then the Government has been listening to harvesters to ensure the Program reaches as many eligible Canadians as possible. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are extending the application deadline by two weeks, with the online portal now closing on October 5th.
Harvesters are encouraged to visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/harvesters-pecheurs to find guidance on eligibility and what documentation is required to complete the application process.
Applications are now being accepted until 6:00 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT on October 5th.