Limited Purpose Aquaculture (LPA) License Application

A LPA license permits the licensee up to 400 square feet of area for one calendar year for the culture of certain shellfish species and marine algae using certain types of gear.

Applications must be submitted using the forms currently hosted on this website.  Please be sure your submission reflects the most current version of the respective form. Submissions that are made on discontinued forms may be returned to the applicant.  Applications are not accepted from October 1st through December 31st annually.

LPA License Applications for new LPAs:

LPA Renewal Requirements:

  • LPA licenses can be renewed annually. To renew LPA licenses, a renewal application and training quiz must be completed, and a renewal fee must be paid. LPA licenseholders are provided additional information on how to complete these requirements in the fall of each year.

Information to assist in completing LPA license application forms: