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Phase I Dredging Centreville Small Craft Harbour, Digby County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake capital dredging at Centreville Harbour, located in Centreville in Digby County, Nova Scotia.  The proposed project will involve the capital dredging of a previously un-dredged section of the Centreville harbour. The proposed dredge area is 1,070 m2 located northeast of the central wharf. The area will be dredged to a grade of -1.5 meters, resulting in approximately 1,605 m3 of collected material. 

The method of dredging will be determined by the successful contractor however understanding the geotechnical conditions of the site, it is assumed that drilling and blasting will be required.  Work may be conducted at low tide when the harbour is dry by operating machinery directly on the harbour bottom.  A temporary road may also be constructed to enable work to take place during a longer period of the tide cycle. If blasting is required, this will be conducted in adherence with conditions set out in an approved blasting plan which will be developed by the contractor prior to commencement of work.  Dredge material would be transferred to trucks and disposed of on land (above HNT) within the Centreville SCH property.


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Latest update

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch, intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is inviting public comments until January 5th, 2019 (or 30 days from posting) respecting that determination. A public participation period is underway.  .


  • Mylène Roy, SCH Gulf & Maritimes Regions
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • 343 Universite Avenue
  • Moncton, NB, E1C 9B6
  • Telephone: 506-961-3261
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Centreville Small Craft Harbour, NS (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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..within 200 kilometres
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