North Lake Dredge Zone Expansion

Dredging of the entrance channel at North Lake Harbour is required every spring, and typically again in the fall. The entrance channel infills regularly due to the eddying effects of the breakwater, causing sand to circulate into the run from the eastern direction. DFO-SCH is proposing to dig a "sandtrap" on the east side of the entrance channel in order to intercept the sand before it enters the entrance channel and run. In order to accommodate the new sandtrap, the dredge zone boundaries must be expanded. An area measuring 30m wide by 250m long will be appended to the eastern boundary of the currently approved dredge zone.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
December 3, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to expand the dredge zone at North Lake Harbour and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.



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

  • Location

    • North Lake Harbour is accessible off the Wharf Road, a secondary road off Route 16 in the community of North Lake, Kings County (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
Date modified: