Shippagan Containment Cell and Basin Dredging

The proposed project will include the construction of a new containment cell and dredging of the harbour basin. The new containment cell will be constructed below the high water mark adjacent to wharf structure 414. The new cell will measure approximately 130m long by 96m wide, for a total footprint of approximately 13,200m2. The walls of the cell will be constructed to a height of 4.5m above chart datum and will be comprised of filter, core and armour stone. Once constructed, dredging of the harbour basin will commence with cutter suction dredge equipment or mechanical dredge equipment (depending on contractor), with the dredged material being disposed of into the newly constructed cell. The total area to be dredged is approximately 24,000m2, with a total dredge volume of approximately 30,000m3.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

March 7th, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



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

    • Shippagan Small Craft Harbour in the town of Shippagan, Gloucester County, New Brunswick. (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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