Town of Shelburne Second Mooring Field, Shelburne, NS

The long-term intention is to double the current Mooring Field capacity in three 5-mooring increments up to a total of 15 new moorings (grand total of 30). This would happen based on demand which to date has been quite slow - only 15 moorings for the past 20 years. The current and proposed fields would each cover about 20,000 square meters of water. They are proposing to use 2,000 Kg concrete blocks with 6 metres of heavy 3" chain attached to a 7 metre nylon rode connected to the mooring ball and bridle. The concrete anchors would be installed by a workboat with a crane from the local Fish Farm operator Cooke Aquaculture using the same procedure that they use to install their anchors for "fish pens".

Latest update

28 December 2023 – Transport Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Transport Canada
Melissa Ginn, Regional Environmental Advisor
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-351-3200 or 1-888-675-6863

  • Location

    • Shelburne (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Shelburne Yacht Club
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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