Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1772

Argentia Access Road Mink Farm

Proponent:  Viking Fur Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Viking Fur Inc. proposes to construct and operate a 165 hectare mink farm along the Argentia Access Road (Route 100), 10 kilometres south of the Trans Canada Highway.   The farm will be developed in three phases from 5000 female breeders in 2015 to 15000 breeders in 2020.  The undertaking will include  land clearing  and land renovation in the removal of stones, cultivation, fertilization and seeding.   The farm development will include the construction of three mink sheds, a waste management system (manure and waste), feed storage, manure spreading and hay projection.   Mink feed will be transported from the existing Viking Fur Inc. mink farm located in Cavendish, Newfoundland and Labrador.   Pelting and composting of carcasses will also take place at the Cavendish location.    Clearing of land and preparation of the site for construction is proposed to begin in the spring, 2015.

  • November 20, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 31, 2014 - Public Consultation Extended.
  • January 16, 2015 - Deadline for public comments.
  • January 19, 2015 - The Minister’s decision is due.
  • February 2, 2015 - Revised - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 27, 2015 - The Minister announced that the project is withdrawn.

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