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Canada investing in small craft harbor improvement for better fishing industry

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities.


Government Press Release Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST Canada
Canada investing in small craft harbor improvement for better fishing industry
  • Approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities.

With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities.

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $10 million in small craft harbor improvement and transfer projects along the eastern shore of New Brunswick.

Additionally, consultations with First Nations and discussions on the divestiture of the Robichaud small craft harbor to a third party are ongoing. The process should be completed by 2019-2020.

A number of harbors have been identified for improvements:

  • Wharf reconstruction at Richibucto
  • Repairs to the Robichaud harbor in preparation for its divestiture to a third party
  • Basin dredging Barre-de-Cocagne in Cormierville
  • Channel dredging at Cap-de-Saint-Louis
  • Construction at Cap-des-Caissie in Grande-Digue
  • Channel dredging and wharf construction at Cap-Lumière
  • Channel dredging at Chockpish
  • Channel dredging at Les Aboiteaux (Cap-Pelé)
  • Basin dredging at Petit-Cap (Cap-Pelé)
  • Channel dredging for Saint-Edouard-de-Kent

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