Skinners Pond Small Craft Harbour Wharf Reconstruction

Skinners Pond Harbour is located at the mouth of the Skinners Pond estuary. Wharf structure #411/412 is a timber pile wharf structure with a bridge span incorporated into the design to provide (limited) navigational passage between the harbour basin and the estuary. The bridge opening is approximately 4 meters wide by 3 meters in height, however it is deteriorating in condition and has weight restrictions in place to limit its use. Wharf structure 411/412 is also deteriorating in condition and requires significant
maintenance. In order to address these safety concerns, and considering the limited navigation in the estuary, Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) is proposing to completely rebuild structure 411/412 with an open face timber pile wharf, however the bridge span will not be replaced. The new wharf will be constructed within the current footprint of the existing wharf and there is no excavation anticipated during project activities. The open design will continue to allow for the passage of marine species between the basin and the estuary, however vessel navigation under the structure will essentially be cut off. DFO-SCH will provide access to the estuary from the west side of the new wharf structure.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
October 4, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to reconstruct wharf 411/412 at Skinners Pond 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, Maritimes and Gulf Regions
Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • 513 Stompin Tom Road, Skinners Pond, Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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