CANADA INVESTS IN FISHING HARBOUR IMPROVEMENTS
Canada invests in fishing harbour improvements. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan, have announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million in infrastructure for four New Brunswick fishing harbours in Pointe-Sapin, Loggiecroft, Bas-Neguac, and McEachern’s point.
The harbours have been identified for the following improvements:
- Dredging and construction of a containment cell to deposit dredging material at Pointe-Sapin
- Channel dredging at Loggiecroft (Kouchibougouac)
- Divestiture and transfer of ownership to a third party at Bas-Neguac (Lower Neguac)
- Construction of a launching ramp and channel maintenance dredging at McEachern’s Point (Wishart Point)
Jonathan Wilkinson said: “Investments that help improve communities are a priority for our Government. When we invest in the community, Canadians and the Canadian economy benefit. Small Craft Harbour investments demonstrate the federal government’s commitment to local economies. We are proud of this investment to support the fishing industry—a key economic sector that helps support coastal communities across the country.
Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, said: “I’m pleased to announce this major investment for our community. Investing in the local small craft harbours helps not just the commercial fishing industry, but Miramichi — Grand Lake as a whole. I am proud that we are investing in people, promoting inclusive growth and building stronger communities. The work carried out will not only renew and maintain the infrastructure that is essential to the region, but also stimulate job opportunities that will benefit fishermen and support our local communities.”