West Point Dredge Zone Expansion and New Ocean Disposal Site

Dredging of the entrance channel at West Point Harbour is carried out multiple times annually under a Disposal at Sea Permit. The path of the entrance channel is naturally migrating towards the east, therefore, in order to ensure that the entrance channel footprint is captured within the approved dredge zone boundaries, the eastern boundary of the zone must be extended an additional 80m to the east. The currently approved disposal zone is also being impacted by the natural migration of sand at the site. The migrating sand is naturally infilling the disposal area, reducing the area available to dispose of dredge material. In order to address, DFO-SCH is proposing to relocate the ocean disposal zone to a site located further off shore to the east of the harbour.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
December 14, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to expand the dredge zone and create a new ocean disposal site at West Point Harbour 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.



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
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • West Point Harbour is accessible off the Harbour Road, a secondary road off Route 14 in the community of West Point, Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
  • 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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