Emergency dredging at the commercial wharf of Cap-aux-Meules

An emergency dredging project must be carried out this fall at the commercial Port of Cap-aux-Meules to allow the arrival of a new ferry. The work consists of dredging the sediments inside the harbor and in the channel of the port of Cap-aux-Meules. The sediment will be dredged using a mechanical dredge or a suction dredge. The dredged sediments will be managed on land or in an authorized disposal at sea site.

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Notice of Determination

September 7th 2020 – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed emergency dredging at the commercial wharf of Cap-aux-Meules is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

•    impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;

•    Indigenous knowledge;

•    community knowledge;

•    comments received from the public; and

•    technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

•           Air quality and environmental noise

•           Surface water quality and fish habitat

•           Soil and sediment quality

  • Wildlife and flora

•           Accidents and malfunctions

•           Health and safety

Transport Canada is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Therefore, Transport Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part..



Environmental and Aboriginal affairs - Québec region
Email: aea-eaa@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Cap-aux-Meules, Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Transport Canada
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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