Kegaska - Deconstruction of the former Fish plant and two related buildings


A fish plant as well as two smaller buildings, a small building for a generator and a shed for waste are present on the Transport Canada (TC) property in Kegaska. This fish plant has not been in operation for several years. This plant did not initially belong to TC, however, efforts were carried out by TC in 2015, with the help of Justice Canada, to identify the owners of these three buildings that had not been regularized. As no entity claimed ownership, a Deed of Abandonment was signed by the Kegaska Fishermen's Committee on April 27, 2016, at which time TC assumed ownership of these buildings.

Since no maintenance has been done on these buildings for several years, they are now considered unsafe, not conform and are not required for TC operations. TC has secured the fish plant to eliminate fire hazards and forbid its access, had the generator and the petroleum product tank removed from building, and requested that the waste be removed from the shed. As these three buildings are in poor condition and not in use, the implementation of this project will completely eliminate the ministry's liability for these buildings. In addition, there will no longer be any expenses related to inspection and maintenance. Also, since the site is restricted and there is a lot of commercial and fishing activity, the space gained through demolition will allow for safer operations and pedestrian circulation.

The objective of the project is to remove existing structures and potential contamination in order to meet environmental requirements.


Latest update

The public comment period on the project is closed. Transport Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of determination - July 24, 2023


Environmental and Aboriginal affairs - Québec region

  • Location

    • Kegaska wharf (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Transport Canada
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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