Merinov Receives $1M for Algae Research Project

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Merinov receives $1M for its algae research project

The governments of Canada and Quebec are granting more than $2.5 million to fund 15 fishing industry projects in Gaspésie and the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The federal and provincial governments are injecting $2.5 million into 15 fishing industry projects in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands. It is the Merinov laboratory which receives the lion's share with a contribution of more than one million dollars for its project entitled Innovalgue.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray made the announcement this morning in Gaspé along with MPP Stéphane Sainte-Croix.

Des $2.5 million from the Quebec Fisheries Fund, $1.9 million is injected by DFO.

The Merinov Integrated Research Center thus gets its hands on a little more million dollars for its research project which aims to promote the sustainability and profitability of the Quebec seaweed sector.

In a press release, the organization explains that the avenues that represent added value for the seaweed, in particular nutrition or cosmetic products, will be explored. Several varieties of seaweed, including black seaweed and sugar kelp, will also be studied as part of the Innovalgue research project.

In all, 14 other Gaspé and Magdalen organizations working in the fishing industry share the announced envelope. They are raising amounts ranging from $15,000 to $162,000 to carry out various projects.

The 12 projects in Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada


DFO Contribution


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Association des crabiers Gaspésiens inc.


Lelièvre, Lelièvre et Lemoignan Ltée


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Alban Hautcoeur Inc. and Alban Hautcoeur Fisheries


Gestion Jules Lelièvre Inc.


Fisheries Marc Couture Inc. and Alain Couture


North Atlantic Shrimp Inc.

9005-3711 Quebec Inc.


Fisheries Rudy L. Inc. and Christian Lelièvre

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Micmac Nation of Gespeg


Pêcheries G.M.S Inc. and Sébastien Paré


The three projects in the Magdalen Islands funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada


DFO Contribution

Fresh Island Fish Inc.


S. B. L Fisheries


Les fruits de Mer Madeleine Inc


Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Magdalen-based company Pêcheries S.B.L is receiving financial assistance of $100,000 for its project to build a holding tank for live lobster.

A referendum had been planned for the August 28, 2022, because 32 people signed a register to oppose the project in Grande-Entrée, in the Magdalen Islands.

Finally, the referendum was canceled ten days before it is held. The developer has acquired land adjacent to Route 199 in Grande-Entrée, where he plans to build his 46-by-18-meter building, which contains two basins.

With information from Stéphanie Rousseau

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