Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

May 30, 2013 17:15 ET

Work at Perce Wharf

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to inform members of the public that repair work to the wharf at Percé, Quebec, began on May 29. For safety reasons, the wharf has been closed since May 2. The repairs are expected to be completed within seven to ten days, weather permitting. The contract was awarded to the Gaspé company Construction Jean et Robert.

Repairs will restore safe access to the wharf for pedestrians for the current season. Mooring at the docking areas on the east side will only be authorized for embarking and disembarking excursion vessel passengers as well as for the few fishers who use this infrastructure. Mooring will not be permitted on the west side of the wharf.

While the work is being carried out, Fisheries and Oceans Canada requests that members of the public respect the restrictions on access to the wharf to avoid impeding the repair work. The Department is making every possible effort to minimize inconvenience caused by the repairs to the Percé wharf and would like to remind the public that its safety is the Department's priority.

Over the coming months, the Department will continue its discussions with representatives of the City of Percé to determine next steps.

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