Revitalization of the Newport Fishing Harbour - Gaspésie, Québec

The harbour revitalization project is divided into four components, which will be the focus of the impact assessment.

Component 1 will increase the harbour's mooring capacity by constructing a new wharf in the beach area - west of the coastal wharf (#402).

In addition to this work, the project will require dredging to provide sufficient depth in front of the new wharf (component 2) and on the east side of wharf #402.

At the same time, component 3 will include the construction of a dike to create a service area on the east side of the coastal wharf (#402).

Finally, component 4 will consist of the demolition of the Coastal Wharf (#402) and its reconstruction slightly east of it. 


Latest update

Notice of determination for the Revitalization of the Newport Point Fishing Harbour - Gaspésie


August 3 , 2023

Transport Canada (TC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (DFO-FFHPP) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) have issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

· impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;

· Indigenous knowledge;

· community knowledge;

· comments received from the public; and

· technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.


The authorities are satisfied that the project is unlikely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Mitigation measures will be taken for several elements of the environment including: air, water, fish and avian fauna.


Consequently, the project can proceed.



Small craft habours - Quebec Region
104 rue Dalhousie
Québec, Quebec G1K 7Y7

  • Location

    • Newport Fishing Harbour (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours - Quebec Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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...within 200 kilometres
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