Petit-Cap Wharf Re-construction

The L-shaped wharf structures #403 at Petit-Cap Small Craft Harbour (SCH) is a timber crib structure with a timber fender face and concrete deck that is deteriorating in condition. The current wharf runs parallel and adjacent to breakwater structure 602 for approximately 50m, then turns perpendicular to the breakwater and runs approximately 50m into the harbour basin. In order to address its deteriorating condition, SCH is proposing to completely remove the portion running into the basin. The remaining portion will be re-constructed with a new timber crib or Berlin Wall structure installed directly in front of the current wharf and will be extended an additional 10m towards the east. The existing timber crib in this section will remain intact and will be incorporated into the design of the new structure. The footprint of the portion of wharf to be removed is approximately 470m2. The portion of wharf to be reconstructed currently measures 8m wide by 51m long, for a total footprint of approximately 408m2. The reconstructed wharf will measure up to 13m wide by 62m long, for a total footprint of 806m2. The expanded footprint below the high water mark will be approximately 310m2. The project will also entail the "topping up" of breakwater structure #602, however the footprint of this structure will not be increased

Latest update

Notice of Determination

June 14, 2022 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project Petit-Cap Wharf Re-construction 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

    • Petit-Cap Harbour is located at 55 Chemin du Quai Road, off of Route 950 in the community of Petit-Cap, Westmorland County, New Brunswick. (New Brunswick)
  • 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
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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