Less than a year after completion, offloading capacity increased by 50%.
Shellfish aquaculture is an important piece of the Island and Coastal economy. In recent years, the industry has expanded rapidly, but the aging infrastructure has not been able to accommodate the growth needed to meet market demand.
The Fanny Bay Harbour project sought to increase shellfish offloading capacity and improve productivity. It involved the replacement of the existing wood wharf and installation of a new, floating concrete wharf with ramp access. This enabled increased access to offload product, reduced waiting times and product safety.
Completed in 2012, the key impact of this project has been increased productivity, which has enabled producers to increase shellfish production and their market share within this growing industry. Less than a year after completion, offloading capacity has increased by 50% and is expected to increase by more than 300% in 2014.