Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1228

L'Anse-au-Diable Mink Fur Farm & Feed Kitchen West St.Modeste

Proponent: Labrador Fur Farms Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proponent proposes to construct a mink fur farm at L'Anse-au-Diable and a feed kitchen at West St. Modeste, in southern Labrador . Construction is proposed to include 12 mink sheds/barns (100 metres by 7 metres each), plus storage and pelting sheds, surrounded by perimeter fencing on a 5 acre site. Additional lands totaling 38 acres will be developed for manure spreading. The proponent plans to start with 500 female breeding mink in April of 2006 and in 2 to 3 years expand to 5,000 female breeders producing approximately 20,000 kits per year. The feed kitchen to service the mink farm is proposed to be located in a former fish plant at 2 Marine Drive in West St. Modeste. The feed kitchen will have a production capacity of 2 million pounds per year for processing and freezing primarily raw fish materials.
  • November 22, 2005 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 27, 2005 - Public comments are due.
  • January 6, 2006 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 13, 2006 - The Minister announced the project has been released from further environmental assessment review.

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