Introduction to compensation for Fishers, Aquaculturists, and All Involved in Related Activities

Did you know that there is a federal Fund that compensates those who suffer damages caused by any type of oil, from any type of ship or boat, anywhere in Canadian waters?

Over the past 30 years, however, all involved in the fishing sectors, from catch or harvest to consumption or use have been missing out! The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (the Fund) has received very few claims from the fishing sectors: less than 1% of total compensation paid from the Fund.

We are therefore increasing our outreach efforts by inviting you to our webinar on October 7, 2020.


This webinar will cover new tools designed to help navigate through the claims process for all those engaged in any of the following activities (commercially or non-commercially):

  • Fishing
  • Aquaculture and mariculture
  • Harvesting
  • Hunting of animals
  • Processing, preparation, packaging, and distribution
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Management of fishing harbours
  • Subsistence living

We will answer any questions you may have on:

  • What types of damages does the Fund cover? From which types of vessels?
  • Who can receive compensation?
  • How does the claims and compensation process work?
  • Who pays for a ship-source oil spill?

Join us on Wednesday, October 7 for this one hour live event.

10a.m.-11a.m. (Pacific daylight time)
1p.m.-2p.m. (Eastern daylight time)
2p.m.- 3p.m. (Atlantic daylight time)

***If you cannot attend live, we recommend that you register in order to receive the recording after the live event.

This webinar will also be offered in French on Thursday, October 8:

10a.m.-11a.m. (Pacific daylight time)
1p.m.-2p.m. (Eastern daylight time)
2p.m.- 3p.m. (Atlantic daylight time)

Register for the webinar offered in French.


Please share this invitation widely with your network.

Anne Legars
Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

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