Breakwater Construction, Barr'd Harbour, NL

DFO, Small Craft Harbour is proposing to construct a breakwater in Barr'd Harbour. The proposed project will involve the construction of a rubble mound breakwater, which will provide protection to the north face of an existing wharf. The breakwater will be constructed on a shoal which in mostly above LNT. No dredging is required. The breakwater will be 130m long by 20m wide (varies), with a footprint of  2290 m2, which is entirely below the high water mark. There is also an area between the breakwater and wharf which will be graded and built up to 1.0m above LNT.

Latest update

March 14, 2024 – The authorities issued their Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination - March 14, 2024


Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Paul Curran, Regional Engineer
10 Barters Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5X1
Telephone: 709-772-6660

  • Location

    • Barr'd Harbour, Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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