08/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2021 13:51
August 3, 2021
Tabusintac, New Brunswick - 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, along with Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi-Grand Lake, announced that the Government of Canada is making investments to renew harbour infrastructure throughout Northeast New Brunswick.
A number of harbours have been identified for improvements: