As part of a $106 million investment in small craft harbours across the country, the Government of Canada is providing $28.8 million to repair and maintain fishing harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador. The $106 million in funding includes $66 million in regular program funding for the Small Craft Harbours Program in 2014-2015 and $40 million over two years from Economic Action Plan 2014.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Program is a nationwide program mandated to keep the harbours that are critical to the fishing industry open and in good repair.
Major projects in Newfoundland and Labrador being funded under the program include:
- Redredging at St. Bride’s, Trout River and Renews.
In addition, a number of minor repair and redredging projects as well as technical studies will be carried out at small craft harbours throughout the province this year.
News release: The Government of Canada Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador's Small Craft Harbours
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