Federal funding for northeastern N.B. small craft harbours

The federal government is investing in projects at several small craft harbours in northeastern New Brunswick.

Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier says the government will invest $8.75 million in the area this year.

Cormier says the investments will ensure that fishermen can work safely and efficiently for many years to come.

Among the projects receiving funding this year are:

  • the start of a multi-year projects to reconstruct a section of the "T" wharf in Caraquet;
  • completion of Phase 2 consisting of the reconstruction of the outer breakwater and dredging of the basin entrance in Le Goulet;
  • construction of a breakwater in Miller Brook (Salmon Beach) (recently completed);
  • channel maintenance dredging in Pigeon Hill;
  • construction of a marginal wharf in Pointe-Verte;
  • annual channel maintenance dredging and completion of a project to replace a deteriorated wharf in Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer;
  • completion of a project to replace a deteriorated wharf in Shippagan; and
  • construction of a marginal wharf in Val-Comeau.

The federal government is investing $200 million this year in core commercial fishing harbours across Canada.