Mayor Kearley pleased with new aquaculture wharf
Mayor Jerry Kearley of Milltown-Head of Bay d’Espoir said the aquaculture wharf being built in the community will allow the area to become a direct part of the aquaculture industry.
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Employees of B and R Enterprises Ltd. from Springdale at work on the new aquaculture wharf on Saturday, July 19. The 45-metre wharf is expected to be completed for use in 2015.
“Even though the aquaculture industry has been ongoing in this area for a while and a number of our residents are employed in this sector, we haven’t felt a direct connection with the industry. He told the Advertiser last week.
“ This new wharf gives us that connection, and we hope it’s part of what makes the system better for everyone involved.”
Provincial Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Keith Hutchings was in the Milltown-Head of Bay d’Espoir area on July 16 to announce the four million project.
The inflow wharf, the fourth of its kind in the region, will be used exclusively by the aquaculture industry to reduce the possibility of cross contamination by other vessels.
The wharf in Milltown will be used specifically by operations that farm steelhead trout.
Other inflow wharves in the region are located at Hermitage-Sandyville, Harbour Breton and Pool’s Cove.