Municipal Affairs and Environment

Bears Cove (Bay Roberts) Cod Hatchery

Registration 958

Proponent: Newfoundland Aqua Ventures Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • The proponent proposes to construct a cod hatchery facility at Bears Cove, Bay Roberts, bordering on the waters of Spaniard’s Bay. The facility will consist of one building, 26 m by 41 m and 4.75 m high which will contain tanks and water filtration systems. Construction is proposed to commence in September 2001 and completed in May 2002.
  • The operation entails hatching cod eggs and growing out in tanks until the cod are large enough to move to ongrowing sites. Marine water will be obtained through an intake, heated or cooled, filtered, and 80% will then be reused. Fish waste and uneaten feed will be removed from water through a drum filter and the effluent will be directed to a settling pond before being discharged.
  • July 19, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 7, 2001 - The Minister announced that the project was released from environmental assessment.

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