New Investments in Small Craft Harbors

Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at small craft harbors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbor users across the province.


Over the next two years funding will be allocated to harbor improvement projects at the 19 following harbors:

– Arnold’s Cove – constructing a floating breakwater;

– Aquaforte – reconstructing the pool-site wharf and extending the fish plant wharf;

– Bay de Verde – reconstructing the main breakwater;

– Bonavista – reconstructing the finger pier adjacent to the fish plant wharf, and refurbishing the eastern breakwater;

– Branch – extending a marginal wharf;

– Calvert – upgrading the wharf electrical system;

– Cape Broyle – reconstructing a marginal wharf;

– Carbonear – constructing a breakwater;

– Catalina – constructing a finger pier wharf;

– Harbor Grace – repairing marginal wharves and completing the construction of a finger pier extension;

– Jerseyside – completing the reconstruction of a finger pier;

– O’Donnell’s – constructing wharf and breakwater extensions;

– Old Perlican – reconstructing the main wharf and basin dredging;

– Petty Harbor – reconstructing a marginal wharf;

– Port de Grave – reconstructing a marginal wharf;

– Riverhead – completing construction of the new wharf by installing an electrical system;

– South Dildo – reconstructing a wharf facility;

– Summerville – constructing a wharf extension;

– St. Brides – replacing floating docks, repairing a marginal wharf, and completing the refurbishment of the main breakwater.

More details on the cost of these projects will become available as contracts are being awarded. Projects being carried out in other communities across the province will be announced over the coming weeks.