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Marystown receives over $1.1 million for marine industrial park development

Work is underway at the future site of Grieg NL’s Atlantic salmon hatchery in Marystown’s marine industrial park.
Federal and provincial funding totalling over $1.1 million dollars was announced for Marystown's marine industrial park, the future home of Grieg NL’s Atlantic salmon hatchery, for further development on Friday, June 28. - Paul Herridge

MARYSTOWN, N.L. – Federal and provincial government officials were in Marystown this morning, June 28, to announce more than $1.1 million dollars for the town’s marine industrial park.

According to a news release, a project to further develop the park to support the aquaculture industry and create new economic opportunities will see work on seven existing industrial lots.

Activities will include blasting, grading, landscaping, excavating, backfilling, site engineering and project management, the release notes.

The federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is providing a non-repayable contribution of $755,584 towards the project while the provincial government is contributing $355,500. The Town of Marystown’s share is $279,560.

Marystown Mayor Sam Synard said the town is pleased to partner with both levels of government once again to bolster the infrastructure at the marine industrial park.

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