Basin Dredging, New Mills Small Craft Harbour, New Brunswick

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours is proposing to dredge the basin at the Small Craft Harbour in New Mills, New Brunswick in late summer of 2020. The total dredge area is approximately 10000 square meters, with an expected dredge volume of approximately 20000 cubic meters, which will bring the basin depth to 1.5 meters below chart datum. It is anticipated that dredging will be carried out by barge-mounted excavator, with the dredge material being disposed of in a newly constructed on-site containment cell.  It should be noted, however, that the dredging method will ultimately be determined by the successful contractor. 

Latest update

Notice of Determination

July 21, 2020 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the New Mills basin dredging project 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

    • New Mills (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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