West Point Dredge Zone Expansion and New Ocean Disposal Site

Dredging of the entrance channel at West Point Harbour is carried out multiple times annually under a Disposal at Sea Permit. The path of the entrance channel is naturally migrating towards the east, therefore, in order to ensure that the entrance channel footprint is captured within the approved dredge zone boundaries, the eastern boundary of the zone must be extended an additional 80m to the east. The currently approved disposal zone is also being impacted by the natural migration of sand at the site. The migrating sand is naturally infilling the disposal area, reducing the area available to dispose of dredge material. In order to address, DFO-SCH is proposing to relocate the ocean disposal zone to a site located further off shore to the east of the harbour.


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.


Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

September 27th, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is 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, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional 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

    • West Point Harbour is accessible off the Harbour Road, a secondary road off Route 14 in the community of West Point, Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment 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


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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