FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISHERS
August 12, 2021
FISH HARVESTER BENEFIT AND GRANT PROGRAM: EXTENSION TO APPEAL DEADLINE DATE
As part of continuing measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the second application period for the Fish Harvester Benefit (FHB) is now open.
Harvesters who submitted an application and received benefits during the first round of the FHB program, and have not received an overpayment letter, must submit their second application by October 1, 2021.
Importantly, for harvesters who have received an overpayment letter containing an appeal deadline that is prior to September 15, 2021, DFO wishes to inform harvesters that the appeal deadline has been extended to September 15, 2021.
This revision to the initial appeal deadline is intended to address delays in the issuance of overpayment letters, and afford harvesters time needed to determine whether they wish to appeal a decision, and if so, to notify Service Canada.
To be clear, the earliest appeal deadline for overpayment appeals is September 15, 2021.
Harvesters are advised to contact Service Canada’s call center to file an appeal, and/or receive answers to questions about their application. Service Canada’s call center number is 1-833-674-8283 (TTY: 1-800-465-7735).
Additional information and a link to the second application can be found on the program’s website (https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/initiatives/fhgbp-ppsp/index-eng.html).
For information, contact:
Manager, Resource Management
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