Phase I Dredging Centreville Small Craft Harbour, Digby County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake capital dredging at Centreville Harbour, located in Centreville in Digby County, Nova Scotia.  The proposed project will involve the capital dredging of a previously un-dredged section of the Centreville harbour. The proposed dredge area is 1,070 m2 located northeast of the central wharf. The area will be dredged to a grade of -1.5 meters, resulting in approximately 1,605 m3 of collected material. 

The method of dredging will be determined by the successful contractor however understanding the geotechnical conditions of the site, it is assumed that drilling and blasting will be required.  Work may be conducted at low tide when the harbour is dry by operating machinery directly on the harbour bottom.  A temporary road may also be constructed to enable work to take place during a longer period of the tide cycle. If blasting is required, this will be conducted in adherence with conditions set out in an approved blasting plan which will be developed by the contractor prior to commencement of work.  Dredge material would be transferred to trucks and disposed of on land (above HNT) within the Centreville SCH property.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

September 17, 2020Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the Phase I Dredging at Centreville Small Craft Harbour, Digby County, NS project and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.



Mylène Roy, SCH Gulf & Maritimes Regions
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Mylene Roy, Environmental Advisor, SCH Gulf & Maritimes, DFO
343 Universite Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-961-3261

  • Location

    • Centreville Small Craft Harbour, NS (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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