Northern Manitoba fishers are still waiting for financial relief promised by the federal government.

It’s been eight weeks since Ottawa announced it would spend up to $469 million on measures to support Canadian fish harvesters.

The Fish Harvester Grant was announced by the federal government on May 14.

On Friday, Two Manitoba MPs held a joint news conference calling attention to the issue.

Conservative James Bezan and NDP MP Niki Ashton say it’s time the federal government gives fish harvesters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic the support they’ve been promised.