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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN WAYCOBAH FISHERY

ESKASONI (NS) – November 29, 2013 – The Government of Canada is contributing to the economic development of the Waycobah First Nation by investing in an aquaculture development project. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

“Our Government is committed to promoting the growth of communities across Canada and Nova Scotia, said Minister MacKay. “We are pleased to provide our strong support to initiatives in Cape Breton’s First Nations communities which will improve infrastructure, foster economic growth and encourage healthier lifestyles.”

Waycobah First Nation is receiving funding to complete the third and final phase of an aquaculture development project in the community.  This phase will expand the fish farm operation by providing the ability to grow an additional 250,000 pounds of trout.  Additional over-wintering capacity and shore-side support services will also be developed. The Government of Canada, through Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, is providing $366,320 to the initiative.    

The Government of Canada previously assisted the Waycobah Band to establish a trout farm operation in 2010 and to complete an expansion in 2012. Previous activities focused on setting up the summer site and marine support to accommodate the introduction of fingerlings.  Phase two focused on the expansion of fingerling production and the development of over-wintering capacity.  

Waycobah (We'ko'kmaq) is a Mi'kmaq community of 850 residents located on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lake adjacent to the village of Whycocomagh.  It is a thriving community with a state-of-the-art school and health centre, private businesses that cater to tourists and local residents and a vibrant cultural environment. In addition to a trout farm, Waycobah has a successful commercial fishery and has demonstrated leadership among First Nations in its approach to the industry.

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a federal Crown corporation offering programs in support of commercial development, community development, environmental stewardship and real property development on Cape Breton Island and in the Mulgrave area.

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INFORMATION:

Kelsie Corey
Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of State
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
613 941 7241 

Phil Drinnan
Director of Fisheries
Waycobah First Nation
902 756 2525 (office)
902 295 0476 (cell)


D. A. Landry
ECBC Communications
902 564 3617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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