New wharf supports aquaculture industry
Newfoundland and Labrador is investing more than $5 million for a wharf in Harbour Breton
Harbour Breton, Nfld. – The community of Harbour Breton will have a new wharf thanks to a provincial investment.
The new wharf will promote biosecurity and support aquaculture growers on the south coast of the province. The $5.2-million contract was announced mid-May.
The province says Melville Trucking and Excavating Limited of Happy Valley-Goose Bay will construct the wharf, which is expected to be completed in 12 months.
The wharf will ensure that fish and materials going to and from aquaculture sites are kept separate. The province says this will provide for a healthy and high-quality seafood product and is part of best practices industry-wide.
“The Coast of Bays region has experienced tremendous renewed growth and prosperity since the introduction of aquaculture to the local economy,” says Tracey Perry, MHA for Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune.
“I am thrilled to see progress being made on the wharf in Harbour Breton, and look forward to when it becomes operational. This announcement once again demonstrates the commitment of our Provincial Government in developing a long-term, sustainable aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.”