Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1217

Deer Lake Mink Farm

Proponent: GIN Farms Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    The proponent plans the development of a mink farm off Goose Arm Road, near Deer Lake. The approximately 50 acre site is an existing agricultural lease, which is partially cleared with 10 acres in two fields and two existing small sheds. The farm will include mink sheds, a storage/pelting shed, perimeter fencing, temporary manure storage and access roads. Plans include starting with 1,000 female mink and expand over three to four years to 4,000 female breeders. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin late fall, 2005.
  • October 12, 2005 - The undertaking was registered.
  • November 17, 2005 - Public comments are due.
  • December 2, 2005 - The Minister released the project from further environmental assessment.

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