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Government Invests in Three Fishing Harbours in the Acadian Peninsula

02 June 2014

CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced an investment of C$7.2 million to support improvement projects at three small craft harbours in New Brunswick. This investment is part of the regular programme funding for small craft harbours across Canada in 2014-2015.

The major projects that are receiving funding include:

  • The multiyear reconstruction of a wharf at Shippagan;
  • The reconstruction of a wharf and repairs to another wharf at Lamèque, over two years; and
  • The multiyear reconstruction of the breakwater wharf at Le Goulet.

Additional New Brunswick harbour projects will be announced at a later date.

“In Acadian Peninsula communities, where the fishing industry is part of the daily fabric of society, small craft harbours play a significant role. Our Government is pleased to invest in these facilities to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the commercial fishing industry and stimulate local economies. These investments are important to support local commercial fisheries and the future of Acadian Peninsula communities,” said Ms Shea.

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