The COMFIT Tool Kit consists of materials designed for eligible entities to educate individuals, groups, and their communities about the Nova Scotia Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) Program. The COMFIT is a program administered by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy (DOE) to increase community ownership of renewable energy in the Province.
This Renewable Electricity Plan sets out a detailed program to move Nova Scotia away from carbon-based electricity towards greener, more local sources. Included in this document are proposed ways for First Nations to become involved through the Community-Based Feed-in Tariff (ComFIT) and Enhanced New Metering programs.
A guide indicating how Aboriginal and other communities may become involved in renewable electricity generation and earn economic benefits through the provincial Community-based Feed-in Tariff (ComFIT) program.
"This guide provides information on the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI) offered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) including the related policies and procedures. It explains the requirements for participating in the initiative, as well as additional information that may assist eligible Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nation communities in the Maritimes and Gaspe Region of Québec and their Aggregate Bodies."
"Aboriginal Seafood Network Inc. (ASN) is an Aboriginal Communal Commercial Fisheries Enterprise which is managed by a stand alone manager and has one shareholder which is the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and has a clearer mandate or vision to focus on economic growth through resource access and aim towards viability and stability of ASN."
"The decline of populations of the Atlantic salmon – or Plamu – is a national concern. Of 41 rivers in Cape Breton that historically sustained spawning populations, only 3 currently are above or near to spawning requirements. Some contributory causes are well known: over harvesting (legal and illegal), habitat destruction, long range and local pollution, introductions of non-native species, and changes in predator populations."
"The management plan is directed to the food, social, and ceremonial fishery for American lobster (jakej; Homarus americanus) that takes place along the eastern coast of Cape Breton and the inland waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes (Figure 1; LFAs 27-30 as defined in the 1985 Atlantic Fishery Regulations)."
"On June 10th the federal government promised $65 million in relief to the troubled Atlantic lobster industry, with $15 million for short-term transitional contributions for harvesters who experienced a 25% drop in income this year."