Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

July 28, 2005 10:42 ET

Minister Regan Announces Wharf Repairs at Mamainse, Ontario

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2005) - Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and MP for Halifax West, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide funding for various repair works at the Mamainse harbour facility in Ontario.

"This funding demonstrates the federal government's commitment to maintain a system of safe harbour facilities in Canada," said Minister Regan. "Local fishers and the community will benefit from this investment."

The harbour facility at Mamainse consists of a 95-metre timber crib and span wharf that is protected by a rubble mound breakwater to the north. Both commercial fishermen and transient boaters rely on the wharf for berthing and protection. Throughout the years, the wharf has deteriorated and repair work is necessary to address various safety concerns.

The work will involve decking repairs and strengthening, fender repairs, reinforcement of the timber cribs, installation of safety ladders and some dredging.

Plans and specifications for the project have just been completed by Public Works and Government Services Canada and a tender call will follow very shortly. On-site work is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

This project will be undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Program. The project will be implemented utilizing the contracting services of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa
    Theresa Nichols
    Communications Officer, Central & Arctic Region
    (519) 383-1804