Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) Jetty Wharf Replacement

Existing timber crib jetty wharf and ‘L' , along with floating docks, will be removed and replaced.  The proposed new jetty and ‘L' will be larger then the existing and will be of concrete caisson construction.  New floats will also be installed.  Dredging will be required to remove existing structures, obtain required depth, and for placement of new structures.  The proposed project will no longer involve the construction of a rock berm infill area adjacent to the shore to contain dredge material and be used as a new service area.  The dredge material will now be disposed of at a provincially approved land-based disposal facility. No infilling will be included in this project.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

May 1, 2023 - The Federal Authorities have issued their Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) Jetty Wharf Replacement and have 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 - Real Property Safety and Security
Matthew Mattie, Project Officer
1 Challenger Drive , P.O. Box 1006 Mail Stop S220 Building Strickland Floor 2
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4A2
Telephone: 902-403-5632

  • Location

    • Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. BIO and the jetty wharf are accessible from the northeast via Baffin Blvd. (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property, Safety and Security Department
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Halifax Port Authority
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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