Rebuilt of breakwater 302 at Étang-du-Nord harbour, Magdalen Islands

Due to the age of the structure, the nature of the stone used in its construction, and the increasing intensity and frequency of storms, breakwater #302 at the Étang-du-Nord fishing harbour needs to be rebuilt. The current state of the breakwater does not offer adequate protection, and overtopping can occur during strong winds. This can pose a risk to harbour users and cause damage to harbour infrastructure or ships moored at the quays. The breakwater will be rebuilt in the same location.

In addition, a temporary access road and a culvert will have to be built to enable work on the breakwater. Finally, a short bank section will be stabilized and protected with riprap.

Latest update

July 12,  2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. DFO-SCH and TC are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Small craft habours - Quebec Region
104 rue Dalhousie
Québec, Quebec G1K 7Y7

  • Location

    • Étant-du-Nord harbour (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • 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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