Municipal Affairs and Environment


Registration 1975

Indian Head Hatchery Expansion Project 

Proponent: Northern Harvest Smolt Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent is proposing to expand the Indian Head Hatchery in Stephenville. The expansion will provide smolts to the licensed sea cages that belong to Northern Harvest Sea Farms. The project is intended to improve production capacity and quality of salmon smolts produced for the company and to increase salmon aquaculture production for the province. The project includes: upgrades to improve efficiency of the existing facility; expansion of the hatchery; and new supporting infrastructure such as freshwater and saltwater supply and effluent treatment and discharge.

  • July 17, 2018 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 21, 2018 - Deadline for public comments.
  • August 31, 2018 - The Minister's Decision is due.
  • September 6, 2018 - The Minister announced that the project is released with conditions.
  • September 20, 2018 - Appeal of Minister's Decision.
  • October 25, 2018 - Decision on Appeal.
  • November 9, 2018 - Appeal of Minister's Decision.
  • December 5, 2018 - Decision on Appeal.

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