In 1972 a full scale evaluation of several alternative port sites was conducted by representatives of the federal and provincial governments. In November 1972 the report of the evaluation Task force entitled “An Environmental Assessment of Nanaimo Port Alternatives” was released. Duke Point was identified as one of two environmentally acceptable port development alternatives providing development was oriented towards Northumberland Channel and the estuary was not disturbed.
Fisheries and Oceans. 1980. Nanaimo Estuary Fish Habitat & Log Management Task Force: Report of the Fish Habitat Sub-Committee to the Steering Committee. Fisheries and Oceans
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Nanaimo River, estuary, fish, habitat, log management, log transportation, log booms, estuarine fisheries, estuarine ecology, industrial development
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