Rebuilt of breakwater 302 at Étang-du-Nord harbour, Magdalen Islands

Due to the age of the structure, the nature of the stone used in its construction, and the increasing intensity and frequency of storms, breakwater #302 at the Étang-du-Nord fishing harbour needs to be rebuilt. The current state of the breakwater does not offer adequate protection, and overtopping can occur during strong winds. This can pose a risk to harbour users and cause damage to harbour infrastructure or ships moored at the quays. The breakwater will be rebuilt in the same location.

In addition, a temporary access road and a culvert will have to be built to enable work on the breakwater. Finally, a short bank section will be stabilized and protected with riprap.

Latest update

June 11, 2024 – Transport Canada (TC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbors (DFO-SCH) intend 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, TC and DFO-SCH are inviting public comments until July 12, 2024 respecting that determination.



Small craft habours - Quebec Region
104 rue Dalhousie
Québec, Quebec G1K 7Y7

  • Location

    • Étant-du-Nord harbour (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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