OTTAWA — The Honourable Senator Al Graham, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister responsible for Nova Scotia, announced today on behalf of the Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, that the federal government will invest $750,000 in harbour improvements at the Grand Etang and Bay St. Lawrence fishing harbours in Nova Scotia.
The project at Grand Etang consists of the replacement of the existing deteriorated steel sheet pile east breakwater structure with a new rubblemound structure.
At Bay St. Lawrence the project entails the dredging of approximately 12,000 cubic metres of material from the harbour entrance and basin area utilizing floating plant equipment with land-based disposal.
“Advance planning for these very important projects is currently underway, and it is expected that work will commence in October, once plans and specifications have been prepared and final environmental approvals have been obtained,” said Senator Graham. “With the completion of these projects, the fishers at both Grand Etang and Bay St. Lawrence will be provided with enhanced harbour facilities from which they can safely operate.”
The work will be done through a cost-sharing partnership arrangement with the Grand Etang and Bay St. Lawrence Harbour Authorities, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Small Craft Harbours Program. It is this close cooperation with clients that enables the federal government to continue to provide an operable system of harbours and facilities throughout Canada in support of commercial fisheries.
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