Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

September 12, 2014 13:33 ET

The Government of Canada Invests in Mission Harbour

MP Kamp Announces Significant Funding for a Harbour Improvement Project

MISSION, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) - Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in a harbour improvement project at Mission Harbour, British Columbia.

The project consists of the reconstruction of floatation chambers on the concrete float, which have developed leaks over time. This work is planned to start this fall and 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 for the Small Craft Harbours Program in 2014-15 and an additional $40 million over two years, as announced in Economic Action Plan 2014.

Other British Columbia Small Craft Harbours projects will be announced at a later date.

Quick Facts

  • The Mission Harbour is homeport to eight commercial fishing vessels, 13 commercial recreational vessels and two vessels involved in the Aboriginal food, social and ceremonial fishery, and supports primarily the salmon and sturgeon fisheries.
  • The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.
  • Small craft harbours support nearly 90% of all commercial fish landings in Canada.
  • The Government of 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 British Columbia harbours. We recognize that harbours support local economies and create jobs. Ensuring they are kept in good operating condition will benefit the people who use them and communities, like Mission, for years to come."

Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission

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
    613-990-7537

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