HACSI: Harbour Authority of Cape Sable Island
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Who Determines The Level Of Service?

A Harbour Authority agrees to manage the harbour as a public facility. The level of service to be provided can then be determined by the Board of Directors.

Who Determines Service Fees?
The fees which the Harbour Authorities charge the harbour users are a matter which will be decided by the Board of Directors.

 What are Harbour Authorities Responsible for?

  • Day to day operations of the facilities;
  • Setting rates and collection of user fees;
  • Allocation of harbour space – berthage, off-load space, etc.;
  • Hiring staff to operate and manage the facilities;
  • Maintaining a general ledger of income and expenditure; and
  • Undertaking minor repairs and maintenance.

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 Benefits of Working Together

  • Positions the HA to take advantage of many more business and savings opportunities for their members by having full-time dedicated staff to manage the affairs of the corporation.
  • The Board of Directors can govern and instruct their staff to manage the facility.
  • Speaking with one voice will strengthen and enhance the opportunities for a strong Harbour Authority.
  • Provide increased services to the commercial fishing industry of Cape Sable Island.
  • Maximum efficiency and effective governance and management of the harbour facilities.

Board of Directors 2011/2012

  • Robert Newell - President
  • Timothy Birt - Vice President and Treasurer
  • Brian Brannen - Secretary


  • Clifford Goreham
  • Neil Nickerson  
  • Sheldon O'Connell 
  • Ian Ross
  • Kevin Ross 
  • Douglas Swimm  
  • Troy Waybret

Member at Large:

  • Larry Whynot


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