Small Craft Harbours

Small Craft Harbours (SCH) is a nationwide program of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. With the help of more than 5000 volunteers nationally, SCH operates and maintains a national system of harbours to provide commercial fish harvesters and other harbour users with safe and accessible facilities. The mandate of SCH is to keep the harbours that are critical to the fishing industry open and in good repair. (read more)

What's New?

Minister Aglukkaq announces an important investment in Pangnirtung Harbour

Harper Government Invests in Eastern New Brunswick Small Craft Harbours

Harper Government Invests in Cape Breton’s Small Craft Harbours

Learn more about the important work of Canada’s Volunteer Harbour Authorities

All organizations incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, part II, must transition to the Not-for-profit Corporations Act by October 17, 2014. Consult the Industry Canada website to help you through the 5-step process or consult our FAQs on the deadline.

FOR INFORMATION ONLY - New CFIA compliance guidelines for Schedules III and V of the Fish Inspection Regulations