Notice of Aquaculture Lease Hearing-DMR, Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat - POSTPONED to December 13, 2021 (Venue has changed)

Date: December 13, 2021

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bay Ridge Elementary School, Gymnasium, 2066 Cutler Road

Town: Cutler

The hearing previously scheduled for December 6, 2021 has been postponed to December 13, 2021. Please note that the venue has also changed.

The Department of Marine Resource (DMR) Aquaculture Division is holding a public hearing to take evidence on an experimental lease application submitted by the Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat. The proposal is to culture Atlantic salmon using net pen culture techniques. The proposed site is 4 acres in size and is located in Cutler Harbor, east of Western Head and west of Little River Island in Cutler.

REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING: The deadline for persons to register to ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the proposed lease has ended. However, persons who did not register by the deadline may still attend the proceeding.

INTERVENING: The deadline to apply for intervenor status has closed.

If the public hearing listed above is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing(s) will be held on December 14, 2021 at the same time and location. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR's website.

A copy of the application is available here: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/documents/COMPLETE-02.25.2020-SeaRunFisheriesAndHabitat_002.pdf

A copy of the site report is available here: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/documents/SITEREPORT03.20.20SeaRunFisheriesandHabitatCutlerHarborCutler.pdf

Questions may be emailed to: DMRaquaculture@maine.gov