Wayne Easter
Hon. Wayne Easter
Member of Parliament for Malpeque
Fish Harvesters’ Benefit and Grant Program Application Period Extended
October 5, 2020

The Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program has been extended by another two weeks to ensure that as many Canadian fish harvesters as possible can take advantage of it. The online portal will now close on October 19, 2020.

The 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.

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 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT on October 19, 2020.

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