The Government of Canada invests over $22 million in the fishing harbours across South Western Nova Scotia

Jul 09, 2021

Wedgeport, Nova Scotia - Small craft harbours are the heart of Canada’s coastal communities. They are hubs of recreation and industry, and they are essential to Canada’s growing blue economy. Canada’s seafood sector employs over 45,000 Canadians and generates over seven billion dollars per year. With approximately 90% of that product landed at small craft harbours, this infrastructure is vital to Canada’s local and national economies. Through Budget 2021, the federal government is investing $300 million to repair, upgrade and build new small craft harbours across Canada.

Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $22 million in the renewal of several harbours in South Western Nova Scotian communities. The funds will support work to reconstruct the existing breakwater, dredging and pile repairs at the harbour in Wedgeport, as well as other work at harbours in Centreville, Dennis Point, Hampton, Meteghan, and Parker’s Cove.  Property will also be acquired to construct a containment cell to manage dredge materials from Centreville, Sandy Cove East, and Little River (Digby Neck) harbours.

These projects are among others being funded in Nova Scotia through the Government of Canada’s Small Craft Harbours program to support the commercial fishing industry and local communities

Source : canada
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