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June 2, 2018

AQUACULTURE SUCCESS IN WE’KOQMA’Q FIRST NATIONS

On June 1, 2018 the Government of Canada announced a $1,000,000 contribution to the We’koqma’q First Nations community to expand their aquaculture operations. This funding will help create job growth and wealth in the industry, which was identified as a strategic priority.

The funding was allocated through the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program, which supports small to medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada. This will allow We’koqma’q to purchase equipment and provide upgrades for their aquaculture operations, along with adding 10 new jobs to the 45 community members they have employed.