Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Tilly O’Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, announced April 15 that the Government of Canada will invest a minimum of $36.2 million over the next two years to improve safety and working conditions for fishermen at 14 fishing harbours in Northeast New Brunswick.
The $36.2 million investment highlighted today will support the following harbour projects:
- Caraquet – upgrading of the electrical system;
- Escuminac – placement of armour stone on the outside face of a wharf and replacement of a second wharf;
- Lamèque – replacement of a deteriorated wharf and reconstruction of another wharf;
- Le Goulet – major work to replace part of the breakwater wharf, repair shore protection, replace the breakwater, dredge the basin entrance and initiate construction of a training wall structure;
- Loggiecroft – dredging of the harbour channel and basin;
- McEachern’s Point – dredging of the channel;
- Miller Brook – replacement of two deteriorated breakwaters with new structures;
- Miscou – replacement of an existing deteriorated wharf;
- New Mills – construction of a breakwater and dredging;
- Petit-Rocher – dredging and expansion of the harbour basin;
- Pigeon Hill – replacement of a deteriorated wharf and dredging of the access channel;
- Pointe-Sapin – replacement of the launching ramp and deteriorated marginal wharves, as well as channel dredging;
- Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer – replacement of the end of the breakwater and of a deteriorated wharf with a new structure with armour stone facing;
- Shippagan – continuation of a major, multi-year wharf replacement project, as well as partial reconstruction of another wharf.