The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and MP for Egmont, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $1.8 million contract through a public tendering process to Gaudette’s Transit Mix Ltd for a major harbor infrastructure project that will be carried out over two years at Tignish Harbor, Prince Edward Island.
“I am proud to work with the Harbor Authority of Jude’s Point/Tignish to improve the facilities that enable fishermen to safely and profitably do their work. Tignish Harbor is vital to PEI’s fishing industry. This investment will help improve our local economy and foster job creation, for the hard-working folks of Tignish,” the Minister said.
The work to be carried out will mean:
– safer berthage of vessels following reconstruction of two walls at the Tignish boat pen;
– prevention of erosion and improvement of water flow and reduction of sediment deposits in the access channel through the installation of shore protection on the northern boundary of the channel;
– provision of additional berthage as a result of extending the wharf at the southern boat pen.
This work follows key recommendations resulting from a coastal study and structural assessments that examined various technical solutions to address safety and operational needs of harbor users at Tignish and Judes Point.
This project is being funded from Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 which provided an additional investment of $40 million over two years for repair, construction and maintenance projects at Canada’s small craft harbors.