Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said on Thursday that he’s considering hiring blue noses to fish in the area that runs between Quebec and Labrador.
The decision comes after the federal government announced a $5.5-billion fund to help fund blue-Nose fisheries.
LeBlac made the announcement on his official Twitter account.
He did not elaborate on the nature of the jobs.
Canada is the only Pacific nation to use blue-fish, which are native to the Gulf.
The Atlantic Canada fishery is home to the largest blue-fin tuna catch in the world.
Blue-Noses are among the world’s most important species, with a large number of the fish’s eggs, larvae and adults going to China, Japan and South Korea.
Blue noses were discovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia in the 1970s, when the fish were first found in the waters off the British Columbia coast.
Blue nose populations have been rising in recent years, especially in the U.S. Atlantic coast region.
The government has invested in the fish industry with the aim of increasing fishing and improving the fishery.
Leblanc has been a vocal advocate of blue-snapper fisheries in the region, saying the fish is “one of the few fisheries that’s resilient to climate change and pollution, and yet it’s one of the least profitable.”
He also says the species is one of Canada’s top exports, as well as the fastest-growing industry in the country.