Consolidation of the small fishermen's wharf - Blanc-Sablon, Côte-Nord

The small fishers's wharf of Blanc Sablon is a work whose access has been closed for several years. It is a wharf that has a 45 m long approach and two 18 m sections of timber. The effect of waves and ice have badly damaged the end of the wooden cribs. It has become a priority to intervene on this site because of the detached cashing parts that can represent a danger for navigation. The presence of the structure is still required to provide adequate wave protection for users of the boat launch located near the structure.

The project consists of partially demolishing the upper part of the quay and carrying out its riprap. About 3500 m³ of stone will be used to consolidate the old structure. 

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Notice of determination for the consolidation of the small fishermen's wharf project- Blanc-Sablon, Côte-Nord

August 2, 2022

Transport Canada (TC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program (DFO-FFHPP) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) have issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

· impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;

· Indigenous knowledge;

· community knowledge;

· comments received from the public; and

· technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.


The authorities are satisfied that the project is unlikely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Mitigation measures will be taken for several elements of the environment including: air, water, fish and avian fauna.


Consequently, the project can proceed.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Benoit Blanchet-Caron, Environmental Advisor
104 rue Dalhousie
Québec, Quebec G1K 7Y7

  • Location

    • Blanc-Sablon Small fishers's wharf (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours - Quebec Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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