The money is to be used to address large scale production capacity and develop market expansion activities for the shellfish aquaculture industry on the North Coast. That work is in support of the North Pacific Marine Plan.
The funding for the other projects will be delivered to the City of Quesnel, City of Williams Lake, Lilloet Tribal Council and Williams Lake Tribal Council.
You can find out more about those projects here.
Further background on the NDIT Strategic Initiatives fund can be explored here.
Last week the NDIT also introduced some new officers to the Board of Officers, they include:
New Board Chair -- Gerry Thiessen, Mayor of the District of Vanderhoof
New Vice Chair -- Thomas Hoffman, Manager, External and Stakeholder relations Tolko Industries
New Finance Chair -- Wendy Benyk, CEO Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.
Acclaimed to Positions with the Finance Committee were:
Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, North Coast Regional Director Michael Racz
Cariboo Regional District Chair Margo Wagner was acclaimed as a member of the executive committee.
Gerald Wesley and Danny Schilds remain a member of the Board as a provincially appointed member, as does Evan Saugstad
Full biographies of the Board membership can be found here.
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