Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1152

Botwood (Northern Arm) Mink Fur Farm

Proponent: Botwood Fur Ranch Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proponent plans to construct a mink fur farm north of Northern Arm near Botwood, Bay of Exploits, Notre Dame Bay. The proposed fur farm will be located on a 110 hectare site, located approximately 7 kilometres north of Northern Arm, on route 350. The proponent plans to introduce 2,500 bred females and to increase to 10,000 female breeders within 4 years thus producing approximately 50,000 kits. Construction on the site will include sheds to house the mink and other related structures.
  • August 31, 2004 - The undertaking was registered.
  • October 5, 2004 - Public comments are due.
  • October 15, 2004 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • November 1, 2004 - The Minister announced the project has been released from further environmental assessment, subject to a condition.

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