Wharf Removal and Breakwater Reconstruction at the Red Head Small Craft Harbour, Prince Edward Island

Post-tropical storm Fiona damaged the breakwater and wharf structures at the Red Head Small Craft Harbour. The proposed project will include the removal of wharf structures #408 and #410 and the reconstruction of breakwater structure #601. The existing breakwater will be dismantled and reconstructed to a crest elevation 1.5 meters higher than the existing structure. To facilitate the increased elevation, the footprint of the breakwater will be increased. The reconstructed breakwater will also include a new spur added to eastern end extending into the bay to help prevent wave agitation within the harbour.

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Notice of Intent to Make a Determination – Start of Public Comment Period


June 12, 2024:  The Small Craft Harbours branch and Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada intend to make a determination regarding whether carrying out of the Wharf Removal and Breakwater Reconstruction project, located at the Red Head Small Craft Harbour in Prince Edward Island, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.  To help inform this determination, the federal authorities are inviting public comments in respect to that determination for 30 days following the posting of this notice.  Please send comments in writing to:


Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours

Maritimes and Gulf Regions

Email:  Chyann.Kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.



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
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Red Head (Prince Edward Island)
  • 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
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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