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The Government of Canada Invests in Blacks Harbour

June 2, 2014



BLACKS HARBOUR, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 2, 2014) - John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing in a major harbour project at Blacks Harbour. This project is supported by additional funding from Economic Action Plan 2014.

The harbour project will consist of the construction of a service area, dredging and the installation of steel pipe piles. The project will begin in 2015-2016.

Additional New Brunswick harbour projects will be announced at a later date. Quick Facts -- Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate the facilities for local users. -- Economic Action Plan 2014 provided an additional $40 million over two years for repair, construction and maintenance projects at Canada's small craft harbours. -- The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada. -- Small craft harbours support nearly 90% of all commercial fishing landings in Canada. In 2012, the landed value of New Brunswick commercial fisheries was valued at over $200 million.



Quotes

"This important infrastructure project will ensure that Blacks Harbour meets the needs of the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries in the area. It will benefit the local community by creating local job opportunities and supporting economic growth and prosperity."

Member of Parliament John Williamson

"Small craft harbours are critical for the Canadian fishing industry, an important part of our culture and economy. This investment at Blacks Harbour demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting a network of safe and efficient harbours for commercial fisheries and communities across Canada."

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Associated Links

Small Craft Harbours

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

Harper Government invests in Blacks Harbour (January 20, 2014)

- http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2014/hq-ac01-en.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Frank Stanek Media Relations Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa 613-990-7537 Sophie Doucet Director of Communications Office of the MinisterFisheries and Oceans Canada 613-992-3474 Source: Canada's Economic Action Plan


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