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Installation of Floating Wharves at Falls Point Small Craft Harbour, Shelburne County, NS

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is proposing to install floating wharves at the Small Craft Harbour in Falls Point (Woods Harbour) in 2020/2021. The coordinates of the project are 43°31'52" N, 65°44'22" W. The proposed project will include the installation of 7 floating wharves (15 m to 18.3 m long, 3.65 m wide), all aligned for a total length of 115 m, and anchored with previously installed pile piles. A concrete abutment and a gangway will be installed to access the floats. Electrical power will be supplied to the floating wharves for lighting. Project commencement is subject to DFO-SCH operational priorities and funding, as well as the receipt of other regulatory approval processes, which could delay the completion of the project to March 2025.


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Latest update

July 13, 2020 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) intends to make a determination regarding whether carrying out the installation of floating wharves, located at Falls Point Small Craft Harbour is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, DFO-SCH is inviting public comments in respect to that determination for 30 days following the posting of this notice. Written comments must be submitted by [insert date] to: Chyann Kirby, DFO-SCH 506-866-5164


  • Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
  • Moncton, NB, E1C 9B6
  • Telephone: 506-866-5164
  • Email:

  • Location

    • The proposed project is located at Falls Point, which lies at the mouth of Woods Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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