Canada. Fisheries Prices Support Board : The Fisheries Support Board was created in 1947 following the coming into force of the Fisheries Prices Support Act (SC 1944-45, C-42) and was then designated as a departmental corporation reporting to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The head office was located in Ottawa (Ont.). It's main occupation was to investigate and recommend the appropriate action to support the prices of fishery products when declines occurred.
The board was mandated also to buy fishery products at prescribed prices or to pay deficiency payments to producers equal to the difference between a prescribed price and the average price. From 1988 on, the Board's principal activity was to act as an agent for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) and to buy canned mackerel, ensuring its storage and delivery.
The Board was dissolved by Bill C-43 in 2001.