Deep Bay Harbour Expansion

Harbour Authority of Deep Bay

Sources of Funding
ICET:$88,918
Harbour Authority of Deep Bay:$208,199
BC Ministry of Social Development - Community Fisheries Development:$130,312
DFO - Small Craft Harbours:$20,000
Total Budget: $447,429
Quick Facts: 

The anticipated job creation from increased shellfish product is 25 new full-time jobs in a nearby processing facility and 15 new full-time jobs on Baynes Sound shellfish farms.

The BC Shellfish Growers Association estimates that 60% of the BC shellfish harvest comes from the waters of Baynes Sound and demand for product from the area continues to rise. In addition, marine tourism is experiencing high regional growth, and the need for moorage exceeds the available number of transient moorage spots. As a result, the Deep Bay Marina was overcrowded with aquaculture boats, commercial fishing vessels and seasonal recreational boaters competing for harbour access and dock space. This made it difficult to expand shellfish aquaculture activity -- an important industry for the local economy providing jobs previously filled by salmon fishing and forestry in the area.

Local shellfish aquaculturists use the harbour for loading and unloading their product, and need easy access to both the water and docks. To improve access to the marina, the Deep Bay Harbour Upgrade and Expansion Project added approximately 500 linear feet of additional dock. To accommodate a redesign of the harbour facility, one dock was disconnected and turned, while three others were extended to make four very long fingers. This new layout added room for approximately 60 new boats.

Completed May 2013, the updated and expanded Deep Bay Marina public harbour facility supports the success of current aquaculture operations and provides room to grow as demand for locally-grown shellfish continues to increase. In addition, the expansion adds capacity to accommodate transient recreational boaters during the busy summer season.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
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