Botsford DFO-SCH Shoreline Protection Upgrade

The project consists of upgrades to the existing shoreline protection structure including placement of additional shoreline protection material (i.e., armour stone) along the outer perimeter of an existing containment cell. The additional shoreline protection material will consist of larger rock material than is currently present, which will better withstand wave action during extreme weather events. 

The project will result in a permanent increased footprint of shoreline protection below the high-water mark of approximately 903 m². The project will not involve any changes to existing aids to navigation.

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

November 18, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program and Transport Canada  are considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent - October 18, 2023


Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Small Craft Harbour, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Center, 343 University Ave.
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • The Botsford (Murray Corner) DFO-Small Craft Harbour is located in Murray Corner, Westmorland County, New Brunswick. (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

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

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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