Breakwater Reconstruction, Wedge Point, Yarmouth, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake a breakwater reconstruction project at Wedge Point Harbour, located in the area of Wedge Port, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The reconstruction will consist of the use of heavy equipment such as excavators and haul trucks working from the existing breakwater and cribwork wharf structure as it is being reconstructed.

The existing breakwater crest elevation will be raised to +7.50 m with a width of 5 m using new and existing armourstone. The side slopes of the reconstructed breakwater will be maintained at a 1.5:1 ratio, building outwards and increasing the footprint on the harbour bed where necessary to maintain the desired slope. An access road will be constructed at an elevation of approximately +5.00 m above chart datum on the northern (leeward) side of the breakwater. The road will be 5 m wide and will extend the entire length of the breakwater structure, gradually sloping downwards to +4.50 m at the seaward end.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

May 25, 2023 - The Federal Authorities have issued their Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project Breakwater Reconstruction, Wedge Point, Yarmouth County, NS 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.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - May 25, 2023
1 End of Public Comment Period - May 13, 2023


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

    • Wedge Point SCH is located in Wedge Port, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and can be accessed by branching from NS-334 south and following Nicolas Road until egressing onto the wharf approach.(PID 90006990) (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • 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


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