New Dredge and Disposal Sites at Tracadie Small Craft Harbor

Dredging of the entrance channel to Tracadie Bay will be carried out with a cutter suction dredge with pipeline disposal to the proposed disposal site located approximately 400 meters to the east of the entrance channel. Dredging will be undertaken on an as-needed basis, but will typically occur after ice leaves the harbour in early April and prior to the opening day of fishing season on April 30th. Up to 15,000 m3 of sand may be dredged and ocean disposed annually.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

April 8, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to establish a new dredge and disposal zone at Tracadie Small Craft 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, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • Project is located in the entrance channel to Tracadie Bay. The Tracadie Small Craft Harbour is located at 467 Harbour Road in Grand Tracadie. (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Proponent: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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