Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1186

Charleston Feed Kitchen & Mink Pelting Operation

Proponent: Charleston Mink Company Ltd. (Jorn Mogensen)

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent plans to upgrade the former Charleston Fish Plant to provide feed and pelting services for the provincial fur industry, and especially for Harcourt Fur Farm Inc. The production in the feed kitchen (which will have a capacity of 4.6 million kilograms per year) of both finished feed and raw materials (for sale to feed kitchens and farms in other areas of the Province) is expected to peak at 2.6 to 3.2 million kilograms in the first 3 to 5 years. Peak production of pelts in the first 3 to 5 years will be 150,000 which will include both locally produced mink and pelts from imported pre-skinned (no-carcass) mink. The disposal of waste materials (carcasses, fat, and sawdust), which will peak at 90 tonnes per year, will take place by offsite burial. The proponent plans to start construction by late-May.
  • March 29, 2005 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 3, 2005 - Public comments are due.
  • June 9, 2005 - The Minister released the project from further environmental assessment.

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