The community of Alma, New Brunswick, is welcoming a significant federal investment in its local harbor.
Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities.
With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, announced recently that the Government of Canada is making important investments over two years for repairs to the Alma harbor.
The investment will cover the reconstruction of breakwaters, which will provide safer navigation for harbor users sailing to and from their fishing grounds, and protect existing facilities at the harbor. Reconstruction will begin this year and is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.