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MP John Duncan announces $590K to maintain and improve three fishing harbours

June 23, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario

John Duncan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced an investment of $590,000 to support improvement projects at three small craft harbours in British Columbia.

This investment will support three major projects:

  • Reconstruction of the wharf substructure at Port Hardy;
  • Repairs to a number of timber floats at Sointula; and
  • Repairs to timber floats and the electrical system at Zeballos.

Other projects in British Columbia will be announced at a later date.

This is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of approximately $106 million in repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects across Canada. This includes $66 million in regular, annual funding and an additional $40 million over two years, as announced in
Economic Action Plan 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertakes harbour improvement projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users.
  • The Small Craft Harbours Program is responsible for over 1000 small craft harbours across Canada.
  • Small craft harbours support nearly 90% of all commercial fish landings in Canada. In 2012, the landed value of British Columbia’s commercial fisheries was over $213 million.


“This Government understands that by investing in infrastructure at our small craft harbours we are also creating employment opportunities that benefit local communities and ensuring the livelihood of our fishing industry. The funding announced today will maintain a network of safe and efficient harbours across Canada and contribute to continued economic growth and prosperity for Canadians.”

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Ocean

“This investment demonstrates our Government’s commitment to ensuring British Columbia’s harbours are safe and in good working condition. These harbour facilities are essential for our fishing industry and surrounding communities.”

John Duncan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North

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