LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's, will tour ABCO Industries Limited in Lunenburg. ABCO was recently awarded a contract of approximately $3 million to build a new vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Media are invited to take part in the tour and both Minister Ashfield and MP Keddy will be available to speak with media regarding the vessel being built when the tour is complete.

Date: August 18, 2011
Time: Tour: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (local time)
Media Availability: 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (local time)
Location: ABCO Industries Limited
81 Tannery Rd
Lunenburg, N.S.

Contact Information:

Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region
(902) 426-3550

Barbara Mottram
Press Secretary
Office of the The Honourable Keith Ashfield
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
(613) 790-4682
(613) 992-3474