Darnley Bridge Small Craft Harbour Basin Dredging

The project includes land-based dredging of an approximately 20 meter by 20 meter section of the basin at Darnley Bridge Small Craft Harbour (SCH). A total volume of approximately 550 m3 of basin material will be excavated from the basin to bring it to a depth of 1.5 m below chart datum. The dredged material will be loaded into water-tight dump trucks and transported for temporary storage at the Malpeque Cove DFO-SCH site, until a permanent disposal site is determined. The project is anticipated to start in early June, 2020 and is expected to take approximately 1 week to complete. Project commencement is subject to DFO-SCH operational priorities and funding, as well as other regulatory approval processes, which could delay the completion of the project to March, 2021.

Latest update

Notice of Intent to Make a Determination – Notice of Determination

June 8, 2020 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the Darnley Basin Dredge project 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.



Chyann Kirby
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Chyann Kirby, 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

    • Darnley Small Craft Harbour (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • 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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