March 30, 2020


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Important Information for Industry

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to supporting our fisheries and aquaculture industry during these difficult times. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that you can continue to operate safely and effectively and we will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments.

For your convenience, DFO has compiled all COVID-19 resources on one webpage. The information found on this page includes:

  • Financial supports or access to credit programs available to help harvesters, processors, aquaculture and other businesses deal with loss of markets and revenue;
  • Measures in place to help individuals employed in the industry deal with loss of employment income including self-employed fish harvesters and harvesters employed in the industry; and
  • General measures that could also apply to individuals in the industry such as Canada Child Benefit, Indigenous Community Support Fund, Canada Student Loans, Tax flexibility and Mortgage default management tools for homeowners.

Visit our website for additional information:


Contact :

Media Relations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada / 613-990-7537