On March 11, the federal government announced over $13 million in funding as part of the Coastal Restoration Fund.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada says funding for 24 projects will help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems on Canada’s three coasts.
This funding is provided under the five-year, $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan. Launched in November 2016, the initiative is described as the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
“Through our Oceans Protection Plan, we are partnering with local communities to make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier,” said Bernadette Jordan, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in a prepared statement. “Together we are helping to ensure healthy, thriving coastal habitats on Canada’s three coasts for the benefit of future generations.”