Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

February 01, 2014 10:15 ET

Harper Government Invests in Small Craft Harbours in Nova Scotia

Minister MacKay and MP Keddy announce that the Government of Canada will invest $1.9 million in Nova Scotia harbours

EASTERN PASSAGE, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 1, 2014) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, and Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest over $1.9 million in projects at small craft harbours in Nova Scotia in 2013-14.

Funding will support the following projects:

  • Acceleration of construction of a breakwater wharf at Chéticamp (La Digue);
  • Reconstruction of the outer section of a wharf at Lower Prospect;
  • Breakwater repairs at Fox Point;
  • Reconstruction of a wharf approach and construction of a service area over two years at Eastern Passage; and
  • Construction of a marginal wharf at Newellton.

This is in addition to the $10.2 million announced this year for projects at small craft harbours in the province, including 12 major projects.

Quick Facts

- The work announced today 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.

Quotes

"Safe and efficient small craft harbours are vital to Nova Scotia's coastal communities," said Minister MacKay. "Through the projects announced today, our Government will ensure that harbours continue to support the fishing industry, local economies and create jobs across our province."

"Small craft harbours contribute to the economic prosperity of communities across Nova Scotia," said MP Keddy. "Our Government is making sure that fishermen and harbour users have harbours that are in good operating condition to support their day-to-day activities."

Associated Links

Backgrounder on Small Craft Harbours Funding

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/back-fiche/2013/hq-ac44a-eng.htm

News Releases on Small Craft Harbours Funding for Nova Scotia in 2013

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2013/hq-ac40-eng.htm

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2013/mar06-eng.htm

On Small Craft Harbours

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

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

Contact Information

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

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