Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

September 22, 2009 14:27 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan-Small Craft Harbours Projects in Northeastern New Brunswick Will Strengthen the Local Economy and Create Jobs

Canada's Economic Action Plan at Work in New Brunswick

SHIPPAGAN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) - Local workers and businesses will benefit from a major investment in twelve small craft harbours in northeastern New Brunswick, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced today.

"The commercial fishery is vital to families and businesses throughout the Acadian peninsula," said Minister Shea. "By investing in small craft harbours here in New Brunswick, and in coastal communities from Vancouver Island to St. John's, our government is creating local jobs right away, and delivering improved harbours so those who depend on the fishery will have reliable infrastructure for years to come."

In northeastern New Brunswick, $13.5 million in funding is being provided for small craft harbours projects at 12 locations. This includes $11.5 million from Canada's Economic Action Plan over the next two years. The remainder will support projects being carried out this year under the regular Small Craft Harbours Program.

Projects are being carried out at: Anse-Bleue, Caraquet, Lameque, Le Goulet, Petit Shippagan, Petit-Rocher, Pigeon Hill, Shippagan, Stonehaven, Miscou, Pointe-Verte and Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer.

The Small Craft Harbours Program is one of many job-creating investments in Canada's Economic Action Plan. Under this plan, communities throughout Canada will receive $200 million over two years to accelerate harbour repair and maintenance, and undertake dredging projects. This new investment is in addition to regular program funding of approximately $80 million for other projects within the Small Craft Harbours Program this year.

These projects are being undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Program, in close collaboration with the harbour authorities that manage and operate the facilities. This close co-operation allows the federal government to provide an operable system of harbours and facilities throughout Canada, in support of commercial fish harvesters.

Information about projects being carried out in the Province of New Brunswick under Canada's Economic Action Plan and the small craft harbours regular program may be found at:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/back-fiche/2009/hq-ac25a-eng.htm

For more information on the Small Craft Harbours Program, visit http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sch-ppb/home-accueil-eng.htm.

For further information on Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit http://www.actionplan.gc.ca

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This news release is available online at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Frederic Butruille
    Communications
    Moncton, N.B.
    506-851-7218
    or
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    John W. Morris
    Minister's Office
    Ottawa, ON
    613-992-3474