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Maine: Aquaculture

January 2019



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The Department of Marine Resources proposed amendments to Chapter 2, Aquaculture Lease Regulations. The proposed amendments would, among other things, modify the leasing procedures for standard and limited-purpose aquaculture leases, create lease expansion application procedures, restrict the number of pending limited-purpose lease applications any one applicant could have in process to two applications, clarify that an emergency lease could be utilized when the safety of the consumer, shellfish, or animals is threatened, and establish additional minimum lease maintenance standards. Hearings will be held January 22, 2019, January 23, 2019, and January 24, 2019. Comments are due February 4, 2019. See https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2019/010219.html.