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DFO launches Coastal Restoration Fund

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The Coastal Restoration Fund is part of the national Oceans Protection Plan, launched on November 7, 2016. The fund will provide $75 million over 5 years to support projects that help to restore coastal aquatic habitats.

The fund will address threats to marine habitats and species located on Canada’s coasts and support the:

  • establishment of coastal restoration plans
  • identification of restoration priorities
  • implementation of coastal restoration projects

It will also help to:

  • engage Indigenous and community groups in undertaking:
  • planning
  • restoration
  • capacity building
  • monitoring
  • reporting activities
  • mitigate stressors affecting aquatic habitats and marine life

Expected outcomes

The fund is expected to provide opportunities for participants to:

  • contribute to the design and delivery of coastal restoration projects
  • promote economic opportunities
  • address threats to marine life
  • enhance marine and coastal habitats

The first call for expressions of interest (EoI) from May 31 to July 12 2017. More information can be found on the DFO website at http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/crf-frc/index-eng.html.

Please contact Newfoundland and Labrador’s team via email at DFO.NL.CRF-FRC.NL.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or Richard Van Ingen at (709) 772-3478 or Blair Thorne at (709) 772-5275 for more information.

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