Lomond River Fishway Replacement

The Lomond River Fishway is vital infrastructure to the health of salmon stocks allowing fish to bypass steep rocky falls and rapids and ensure migration further upstream. The existing pool and weir fishway at Lomond River was constructed approximately 60 years ago. Various repairs have been completed over its life but sections of the concrete infrastructure have failed. Temporary repairs have been implemented to facilitate fish passage, but the Lomond River Fishway has surpassed its serviceable life and full replacement is necessary.


This project is intended to provide a replacement for the Lomond River Fishway  ensure continued dependable operation for the yearly salmon migration upstream to spawning grounds, including supporting infrastructure and upgrades required for users to safely operate and maintain the facilities. As part of the project, a temporary access road measuring approximately 710 m long will be required to properly access the project site. The temporary road will be constructed along an existing pathway. A temporary laydown area measuring 30 m by 30 m will also be constructed adjacent to the fishway. Both the road and laydown area will be restored to existing conditions upon completion of the work.


Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

September 13, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Real Property Safety and Security is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Bruce Downer, Project Manager
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-772-4959
Email: bruce.downer@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Lomond River (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property Safety and Security
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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