Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1250

Barton Mink Fur Farm

Proponent: Clarenville Fur Farm Inc. (Mr. Kenneth Mogensen)

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proponent proposes to construct a 4,000 female breeder mink fur farm near Barton in Smith Sound, Trinity Bay . The proposed 35 hectare farm site is to be located on the north side of Route 232, between Ryders Brook and Snooks Brook. The proponent plans to start with 800 female breeders and expand to 4,000 female breeders producing approximately 20,000 kits annually in two to three years. Construction will include 8 mink sheds/barns (122 metres long by 7 metres wide), a storage shed and manure storagein a 4 to 8 acre area surrounded by perimeter fencing. Construction is planned to start in late May for transfer of initial breeding stock in July, 2006.
  • April 13, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 18, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • May 28, 2006 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • June 20, 2006 - The Minister announced the project has been released from further environmental assessment review.

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