Government will go ahead with Tabustintac and Pointe-Sapin dredging

Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, was in Tabusintac yesterday to announce plans to carry out critical dredging at McEachern’s Point and Pointe-Sapin Small Craft Harbours.

photo courtesy of Liberal Party of Canada

By dredging the wharves at McEachern’s Point (Tabusintac) and Pointe-Sapin, we are ensuring the safety of fish harvesters and their crew members. With the additional funding in the 2024 federal budget, more wharves in our regions will be repaired in the near future,” said Cormier.

This investment will help ensure safe access to our waterways and contribute to our local economies,” added Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Budget 2024 announced $463.3 million over three years, starting in 2024-25, for the repair and maintenance of small craft harbours across Canada.

According to the Government’s official announcement, this investment is set to support local economic development for generations to come, providing safe and functional harbors for Canadians working in the fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, construction, and marine engineering sectors.