Cap-Pelé DFO-SCH Containment Cell Construction

The project consists of construction of a new containment cell for dredge material, located in the southeast corner of the existing harbour basin adjacent to existing shoreline protection structure 602 and breakwater 301. The project will have a footprint below the high-water mark of approximately 1950 m2, including 1700 m2 of new permanent footprint.

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

November 22, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH), Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (DFO-FFHPP) and Transport Canada (TC) 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 - November 22, 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 Cap-Pelé DFO-SCH is located on the Northumberland Strait in the town of Cap-Acadie, 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
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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