Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 12, 2014 16:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Kinoosao Harbour

MP Rob Clarke announces funding for a harbour improvement project at Kinoosao Harbour

KINOOSAO, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2014) - Mr. Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in a harbour improvement project at Kinoosao Harbour.

The project at Kinoosao, consisting of refurbishment of the wharf to increase its height, will address the problems of submersion of the structure due to high water levels. The project is expected to be completed by March 2015.

Funding for this project is part of the Government of Canada's investment of approximately $106 million in repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects at small craft harbours across Canada. This includes $66 million in regular program funding in 2014-2015 and an additional $40 million over two years, as announced in Economic Action Plan 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.
  • Kinoosao is an active fishing community where fish landings are in excess of 390,000 kilograms a year.
  • The Kinoosao small craft harbour is a commercial fishing facility located in north eastern Saskatchewan, and the harbour and facilities have been managed by the Kinoosao Harbour Authority since 2001.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes harbour improvement projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to invest in harbour infrastructure in Saskatchewan to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the commercial fishing industry and support communities where it is located."

Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River

Associated Links

Small Craft Harbours

- http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sch-ppb/aboutsch-aproposppb-eng.asp

Small Craft Harbours 2014-2015

- http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/infocus-alaune/2014/SCH-PPB/index-eng.htm

Internet: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-990-7537

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474