Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1512

Milltown-Head of Bay D’Espoir Land Based Net Washing Pilot Project

Proponent: Newfoundland Aqua Services Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Newfoundland Aqua Services Limited of St. Alban’s proposes to establish a net washing pilot operation on land adjacent to Mill Pond within the municipality of Milltown-Head of Bay d’Espoir. The facility will be used to wash and disinfect nets that are used in the aquaculture industry. Biofouled nets will be taken to the site and washed in a large drum washer, situated in an aluminum containment area. Clean water will be obtained from an artesian well to be drilled on site. The facility will treat and recycle net washing water and will not discharge effluent to the environment. Solid waste will be removed from the site and composted at an approved facility.

  • June 14, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 20, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • July 29, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • August 17, 2010 - The undertaking was released.

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