Installation of Floating Wharves at Falls Point Small Craft Harbour, Shelburne County, NS

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is proposing to install floating wharves at the Small Craft Harbour in Falls Point (Woods Harbour) in 2020/2021. The coordinates of the project are 43°31'52" N, 65°44'22" W. The proposed project will include the installation of 7 floating wharves (15 m to 18.3 m long, 3.65 m wide), all aligned for a total length of 115 m, and anchored with previously installed pile piles. A concrete abutment and a gangway will be installed to access the floats. Electrical power will be supplied to the floating wharves for lighting. Project commencement is subject to DFO-SCH operational priorities and funding, as well as the receipt of other regulatory approval processes, which could delay the completion of the project to March 2025.

Latest update

October 22, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • The proposed project is located at Falls Point, which lies at the mouth of Woods Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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