Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, has announced that the Government of Canada is investing $10.8 million over the next two years in the repair and maintenance of harbor infrastructure at seven small craft harbors in Central Nova.
“I am very proud to announce this major investment for the commercial fishing infrastructure in Central Nova. It’s about investing in people, promoting inclusive growth and building stronger communities,” said Fraser.
“The work carried out will not only renew and maintain the infrastructure that is essential to the region, but also stimulate job opportunities for workers in the short-term, and promote long-term growth in the fishing industry in Central Nova.”
This investment will allow the following projects to be carried out:
- Marie Joseph – The wharf extension project which is underway will be completed shortly and a project to replace the electrical system will be carried out during the summer of 2016;
- Owls Head – A two-year, major project involving the construction of a new wharf with rock protection will be completed. As well, the harbor basin will be dredged by the fall of 2016;
- Port Bickerton East – A major, two-year project is being initiated to remove the outer section of the wharf and to build a wharf extension. The project is to be completed by the spring of 2018;
- Sonora – The final phase of a multi-year project to replace the deteriorated service wharf with a new structure will be completed in the summer of 2016. As well, a launching ramp will be constructed, with this work to be completed by the spring of 2017;
- Arisaig – A project to replace a deteriorated wharf located at the north breakwater will begin this fall and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017;
- Ballantynes Cove – A project to replace a barricaded wharf with a new structure was recently completed. Additional work this year will involve basin dredging and the construction of a containment cell to be completed by the spring of 2017;
- Caribou Ferry – An ongoing major project to construct a new breakwater wharf will be completed in the late fall of 2016. In addition, a two-year project to re-align the existing breakwater, construct a breakwater wharf and install new floating wharves will begin this year with work is to be completed by the spring of 2018.