Ottawa to offer ice compensation to iced-in fishermen in N.L., Quebec

The federal government announced Wednesday it will provide emergency financial assistance to fish harvesters kept ashore by severe ice conditions in areas of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec. Up to $5 million in funding is being set aside for payments to eligible applicants who fish out of ports in the most ice-affected areas.,, The release notes that eligible applicants must be fish harvesters who had established and exhausted an Employment Insurance (EI) fishing benefits claim based on their fishing activity in 2018, who are not receiving or eligible for any EI benefits, and who fish out of ports in the identified ice-affected areas. >click to read<20:00

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