Hnausa Harbour, Manitoba – FFMC Barge Loading Ramp Construction – Winter 2021

February 8, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch, must determine whether the proposed Hnausa Harbour Barge Ramp Construction – Winter 2021 located in Hnuasa, MB is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.


Written comments must be submitted by March 10, 2021 to:

Steve Mazur

501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6



The Proposed Project

Hnausa Harbour is located on the West side of Lake Winnipeg, approximately 120 km North of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The harbour is an active commercial fishing facility under the administration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Small Craft Harbours Branch (SCH) with the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) operating on site.

Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation is proposing to undertake the construction of a barge loading ramp at Hnausa Harbour. The scope of work includes the construction of a ramp using existing rock/material from the site and topped with imported granular fill. Some sediment will be removed from the lake bottom adjacent to the ramp to allow the barge access to the ramp.

To prevent the migration of disturbed sediment during the work, from the work areas into Lake Winnipeg, a vertical silt curtain will be erected to isolate the work area from the lake.

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