Department of Fisheries & Oceans office re-opens in Kedgwick
Five years after it shut down, Kedwick's Department of Fisheries and Oceans office has re-opened.
Restigouche River Basin Management Board's David LeBlanc says habitat protection in the watershed area really suffered since the office closed in 2013.
The office re-opened on Thursday with a compliment of four officers; brining the total number of officers for the Restigouche region to eight.
Kedgwick mayor Janice Savoie says the Kedgwick and Restigouche play a critical role in the local economy; generating several jobs as well as $15 million in economic spinoffs.
(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)