Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, has announced that the Government of Canada is investing $22 million in the renewal of several harbours in South Western Nova Scotia.
‘Canada’s seafood sector brings in over seven billion dollars each year, with Nova Scotia leading the way in those exports,’ she said as the announcement was made.
‘Over 90% of that product is landed at small craft harbours. With our 2021 federal budget, we’re investing $300 million to make our harbours greener, safer, and more efficient. We’ll continue to support the women men of our fisheries, tourism sectors, and construction industries, and the coastal and rural communities that depend on Canada’s small craft harbours.’
The funds will support work to reconstruct the existing breakwater, dredging and pile repairs at the harbour in Wedgeport, as well as other work at harbours in Centreville, Dennis Point, Hampton, Meteghan, and Parker’s Cove.
Property will also be acquired to construct a containment cell to manage dredge materials from Centreville, Sandy Cove East, and Little River (Digby Neck) harbours.
These projects are among others being funded in Nova Scotia through the Government of Canada’s Small Craft Harbours program to support the commercial fishing industry and local communities