Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1439

Salmonier Pond Access Road and Atlantic Salmon Nursery

Proponent: Gray Aqua Group Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposal is to construct a 2.8 kilometre access road from Route 362, near Belleoram to Salmonier Pond and to establish an Atlantic salmon nursery in Salmonier Pond. The road will be approximately 5 metres wide. The Atlantic salmon nursery will consist of two sites, each approximately 500 metres by 400 metres, to be used in alternate years. Each nursery site will have a capacity of 2,000,000 fish per eight month cycle and will operate from October to June. The sites will be located a minimum of 40 metres from the shoreline. A diesel generator will be used to provide electricity to the nursery areas. The proposal also includes the development of a truck turning and equipment storage area near the pond. The project is scheduled to commence in August, 2009 if approved.

  • July 15, 2009 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 19, 2009 - Public comments are due.
  • August 29, 2009 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • November 20, 2009 - The Minister requires an EIS.
  • June 8, 2009 - EIS Guidelines Issued.
  • January 7, 2016 - Project withdrawn.

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