Lobster company in New Brunswick getting financial help from province, Ottawa

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ESCUMINAC, N.B. - A fisheries company in New Brunswick is getting almost $290,000 to help it modernize its operations to meet certification requirements under the new Safe Quality Food program.

Raymond O'Neill and Son Fisheries Ltd. in Escuminac says the changes will also help it maintain its customer base and find new markets for its lobster products.

The company is spending about $131,000 as well.

The money will be used to cover the cost of renovations and modifications, and the hiring of a qualified consultant to review and update its quality management plan, among other things.

The province is contributing $76,000 towards the project while the federal government is providing $213,200.

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Ottawa

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