Mariners Advised of Closure of Placentia Gut
To facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Placentia lift bridge, the Department of Transportation and Works advises of the closure of Placentia Gut to navigation beginning Thursday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily for an estimated two to three weeks.
The closure is necessary to conduct testing which will require raising and lowering of the lift span of the new bridge.
Vehicle traffic on the old bridge will not be impacted. An update will be provided as the work progresses and ...
Proposed Grieg Aquaculture Project Under Review
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation announced today that Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. and Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. have registered the Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
The company is planning to construct and operate a land-based Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) Hatchery for Atlantic Salmon in the Marystown Marine Industrial Park and 11 marine-based farms in ...
UPDATED: Placentia Gut Closed to Mariners
Mariners are advised that work is ongoing in Placentia Gut related to the Placentia Bridge, and access to the channel underneath the bridge will be unavailable tomorrow (Tuesday, September 15).
A barge will be performing work in Placentia Gut beginning at approximately 4:00 a.m. continuing to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. Mariners will be unable to pass through the channel at that time, and are asked to use extreme caution elsewhere in the vicinity of the bridge.
Scallop Fishery Closure – Placentia Bay
DFO advises fish harvesters that the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47 14.33" N, 54 00.94"W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour (47 16.59"N, 54 58.58"w) on the west side, is closed and will reopen September 1, 2015 in line with the management plan for that fishery.