The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced yesterday a major investment to improve safety and work conditions for fishermen at Milligan’s Shore on Prince Edward Island.
In total, the Government of Canada will invest approximately $18.8 million over the next two years in PEI’s small craft harbors.
This project will allow the fishermen of Milligan’s Shore to continue to efficiently and safely make a living for themselves and their families.
The work will consist of three key components:
– removal of a deteriorated wharf;
– construction of a new, longer wharf with armor stone protection extending along the shore;
– dredging of the expanded harbor basin area.
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided an unprecedented level of funding to support investments in public infrastructure across the country.
Last fall, Prime Minister Harper announced an additional investment of $5.8 billion over the next two years to build and renew infrastructure across the country to support Canadian heritage, First Nations education, defense, borders, research, small craft harbors, transportation and search and rescue.
As part of this funding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard will receive a total of approximately $551 million.