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in fishing harbours in Quebec

As part of a $57 million dollar investment in small craft harbours across the country in 2011-2012, Fisheries and Oceans Canada will receive $6.3 million for necessary dredging, repair and maintenance projects at 33 key commercial fishing harbours across Quebec.

This investment is in addition to funding announced in March 2011 to support fish harvesters in storm-damaged areas.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes these projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users. Close cooperation between the Department and harbour authorities allows the federal government to maintain an operable system of harbours and facilities throughout Canada in support of the commercial fishing industry.

The major projects funded are:

  • Major wharf reconstruction work at Gascons (Ruisseau-Chapados);
  • Completion of breakwater construction at Grosse-Île (Cap-du-Dauphin);
  • Completion of harbour improvements at the multipurpose harbour at Cap-aux-Meules;
  • Wharf repairs at Baie-Comeau (fishing section), Cloridorme, Anse-à-Brillant, Rivière-Saint-Paul (Baie Chevalier), and Rivière-au-Renard;
  • Installation of floating docks at Étang-du-Nord and Gascons (Anse-à-la-Barbe);
  • Installation of fendering system at Percé;
  • Repairs will be made to the cathodic protection system at Grande-Rivière
  • Service area repairs at the multipurpose harbour at Cap-aux-Meules;  
  • Engineering studies at the fishing wharves at Blanc-Sablon, Harrington Harbour and Pointe-aux-Loups;
  • Dredging work, already completed, at Baie-Trinité, Grande-Entrée, Grosse-Île (Cap-du-Dauphin) Île-d’Entrée, Anse-à-Beaufils, Anse-à-Brillant, Bonaventure, Les Méchins (fishermen’s wharf), Millerand,  Pointe-aux-Loups, Pointe-Basse, Port-Daniel-Est, Rivière-au-Renard, Rivière-Madeleine (Cap-à-l’Ours), Shigawake, St-Godefroi, and Tourelles (St-Joachim).
  • Preliminary planning for dredging work at Rivière-au-Tonnerre

These projects are already underway at many harbours.

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