Entrance Breakwater and Shore Protection Reconstruction at the North Rustico Small Craft Harbour, Prince Edward Island

The existing entrance breakwater structure at the North Rustico Small Craft Harbour has deteriorated to the point whereby reconstruction is required.  The proposed project will see the partial demolition and full encapsulation of breakwater structures #301, #302, and #303 using a combination of steel sheet pile and armour stone.  The new breakwater will be raised approximately 2 metres. Shore protection (structure #603) will also be reconstructed by placing layers of filter and armour stone over the existing timber crib structure. 

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period


July 13, 2024:  The public comment period on the project is closed. The Small Craft Harbours branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Parks Canada Agency, 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.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritimes and Gulf Regions
Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • North Rustico (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Parks Canada Agency
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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