Basin Dredging at Pinkney's Point Small Craft Harbour, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

The proposed project will involve dredging of the harbour basin and entrance channel which was previously dredged in 2007. The proposed dredge area is approximately 22,000 m2 which will be dredged to a grade of -2.5 meters, resulting in approximately 15,650 m3 of collected material. 

The method of dredging would be determined by the successful contractor and may include suction dredging, land-based dredging carried out from an excavator working off the shoreline, marginal service area, a temporary rock access road which would be removed at the end of the project. Dredging may also be undertaken from an excavator working from a floating barge.  Dredge material would be disposed of in the on-site containment cell.

Project commencement is subject to DFO-SCH operational priorities and funding, as well as the receipt of other regulatory approval processes, which could delay the completion of the project to March 2025.


Latest update


Notice of Determination

October 5, 2020 Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the Basin Dredging at Pinkney’s Point Small Craft Harbour, Yarmouth County, NS 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.



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

    • Pinkney's Point Small Craft Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • 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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