John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is undertaking engineering work at Blacks Harbour. This is part of an additional $400,000 investment in projects at small craft harbours in New Brunswick in 2013-2014.
The work at Blacks Harbour consists of completing engineering designs for a future project at the harbour.
The funding for Blacks Harbour is in addition to the $8.7 million announced for projects at small craft harbours in New Brunswick in 2013-14, which includes 21 major harbour projects.
“Our Government understands the importance of investing in small craft harbours, which are vital to coastal communities,” said Minister Shea. “Projects at small craft harbours ensure that these facilities continue to meet the needs of the commercial fishing industry and stimulate local economies.”
“The investment in Blacks Harbour, a harbour that is important to both the local commercial fishing and aquaculture industries, is part of a larger federal investment in New Brunswick’s small craft harbours,” said MP Williamson. “This Government is making sure that harbours are in good condition to support the fishing industry and harbour users into the future.”
- The work announced yesterday is in addition to a $63 million investment, announced on September 3, 2013, to support over 100 major repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects and a large number of minor repair and redredging projects to be carried out at small craft harbours across Canada this year.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Program is a nationwide program mandated to keep the harbours that are critical to the fishing industry open and in good repair.
- The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes projects at harbours in cooperation with the local Harbour Authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, January 21, 2014