2022-06-22 Product news
Government of Canada strengthens partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety
The Oceans Protection Plan provides Indigenous communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their on-water search and rescue capabilities.
This interesting article is about the Canadian marine industry. Alfa Laval’s equipment onboard vessels protects their important equipment as well as reduces energy costs and harmful emissions.
Read the full article on watercanada.net
“…Victoria, B.C. – Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced $2 million in funding for 8 Indigenous communities across the country under the fourth year of the program at an event with the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CNCGA)…
…The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is made up of six not for profit organizations with 4,000 volunteer members with access to over 1,000 boats that augment the Government of Canada’s maritime search and rescue response capacity. The Canadian Coast Guard funds the Auxiliary through a contribution program totaling $7.7 million each year. The Auxiliary responds to approximately 25 per cent of maritime calls for assistance annually, providing a life saving service.
The $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. This national plan is creating a stronger marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coastlines and clean water for generations to come. This work is being done in close collaboration with Indigenous peoples, local stakeholders and coastal communities…”
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