Pending Aquaculture Lease Applications

General Guidance: 
Proposals are grouped by application type and organized in a sortable table. The tables are updated on a regular basis as new applications are deemed complete and move through the leasing process.  
Selecting linked content within a row will open the respective documents or notices. If there is no document or other materials associated with the processing milestone, then no link is included. 

STANDARD LEASE APPLICATIONS 

This table includes draft standard and final standard applications that have been deemed complete by the Department. Standard lease applicants are required to submit a draft application prior to scheduling a scoping session. Final applications are submitted after the scoping session. These proposals are for new standard lease sites. 

Applicant Municipality Draft Application Deemed Complete Scoping Session Final Application Deemed Complete Site Visit Completed Site Report Published Hearing Scheduled Notice of Final Decision
Acadia Aqua Farms, LLC Bar Harbor

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 
Albatross Fisheries St. George

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Balano and McCoy St. George

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Barrows, Abigail Deer Isle

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Brewer, Jodi and Morning Star Fisheries, LLC Southport

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Brewer, Marsden Deer Isle

X

X

         
Brewer, Robert Deer Isle

X

X

         
Butterfield, Keith Harpswell

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfield Shellfish Yarmouth

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Clam Hunter Seafood, Inc. (App 1) Phippsburg

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Clam Hunter Seafood, Inc. (App 2) Phippsburg

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Cotton, John; Devil's Apron Sea Farm, LLC St. George

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Blue Aquaculture, LLC Deer Isle

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Dewey's Shellfish, LLC South Bristol

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Dodge Cove Marine Farm Damariscotta

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Downeast Institute Beals

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Ehle, Timothy & Lash, Isaac Friendship

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

FareWell LLC Newcastle

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Ferda Farms LLC Brunswick

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Ferda Farms LLC Harpswell

X

X

         
Francis, Arnold (App 1) Steuben

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Francis, Arnold (App 2) Steuben

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Gaffney, Michael & Mark Georgetown

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

X

George Faux, Inc. Newcastle

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Glidden Point Oyster Company Edgecomb

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Great Ledge Cove Seafood, LLC Long Island

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Henninger, Thomas Yarmouth

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Heron Island Oyster Company South Bristol

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

X

Joyce, Jason & Joshua Swan's Island

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Kate Kelp LLC Chebeague Island

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Melvin, Allison & Klein, Jesse Deer Isle

X

X 

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Merritt Island Oysters West Bath

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Miller, Keith St. George

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Miller, Keith & Ryan (App 1)

Rackliff Bay

St. George

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Miller, Keith & Ryan (App 2) Wheeler Bay St. George

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Miller, Mark St. George

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Miss Madisyn, LLC St. George

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Mook Sea Farms, Inc. Damariscotta

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Nautical Farms LLC Jonesport

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Norumbega  Oyster, Inc. Newcastle

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Ocean's Balance Long Island

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Pleasant Cove Oyster Farm Boothbay

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Quahog Bay Conservancy Harpswell

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Saltwind Seafarm, LLC, Matthew Hassler Scarborough

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Sparta, Ken Freeport

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Spinney, Joel Newcastle

X

X

 

 

 

 

 
Summit Point, LLC (App 1) Long  Island

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Summit Point, LLC (App 2) Yarmouth

X

X

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Taunton Bay Oyster Co., Inc. Hancock

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

The Flying Place Limited Liability Company Beals

X

X

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Yentsch, Carlton Boothbay Harbor

X

X

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

 

STANDARD LEASE RENEWAL, TRANSFER, AMENDMENT and EXPANSION PROPOSALS

This table includes standard lease renewal, transfer, and expansion requests deemed complete by the Department. The applications listed below propose to modify aspects of an existing standard lease site or transfer ownership.

Hearings:  Only be held on a renewal application if DMR receives the requisite number of requests for a hearing during the comment period. 

Site reports: Only issued for expansion applications at DMR’s discretion. 

Application Municipality Lease Site ID Type Application Deemed Complete and Comment Period Set Site Report Published Hearing Scheduled Notice of Final Decision
Acadia Aqua Farms, LLC Lamoine

EAST OP2

Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

 

Cooke Aquaculture USA, Inc. Swans Island SWAN HS Renewal

App

Notice

     
Cooke Aquaculture USA, Inc. Lubec COB RN2 Renewal

App

Notice

     
Cooke Aquaculture USA, Inc. Machiasport MACH II Renewal

App

Notice

     
Cooke Aquaculture USA, Inc. Beals EASTW SI Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

 

Darling Marine Center, University of Maine South Bristol DAM LW2 Renewal

App

Notice

     
Darling Marine Center, University of Maine South Bristol DAM LW2 Amendment

App

Notice

 

 

 

Johns River Shellfish, LLC South Bristol JOHN NB3 Expansion

App 

Notice

X

   
Love Point Oysters Freeport CAS SP2 Amendment

App

Notice

 

 

 

Muscongus Bay Aquaculture Damariscotta DAM HI3 Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

X

NICE Oyster Company, LLC Brunswick NMR WP Amendment

App

Notice

   

X

Norumbega Oysters Inc. Newcastle DAM PPN Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

 

Damariscove Seafood, LLC to Pemaquid Mussel Farms, LLC South Bristol DAM CC2 Transfer

App

Notice

 

 

 
Maine Fresh Seafarms, LLC to Pemaquid Oyster Company, Inc. South Bristol DAM CC3 Transfer

App

Notice

 

 

 
Quahog Bay Conservancy Harpswell HARP DH Amendment

App

Notice

 

 

 

Spinney Creek Shellfish Eliot PISC SC Expansion

App

Notice

     
Taunton Bay Oyster Co., Inc. Franklin TAUN HB4 Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

 

Tripp, Krista South Thomaston WES BC Expansion

App

Notice

X

X

 

Weskeag River Shellfish Farms, LLC South Thomaston WES UR Amendment

App

Notice

 

 

X

Wild Ocean Aquaculture, LLC  Chebeague Island CAS BA2 Renewal

App

Notice

 

 

X

 

EXPERIMENTAL LEASE APPLICATIONS

This table includes experimental lease applications that have been deemed complete by the Department. 

Hearings:  Only be held on an experimental application if DMR receives the requisite number of requests for a hearing during the comment period.

Applicant Municipality  Application Deemed Complete and Comment Period Set Site Visit Completed Site Report Published Hearing Scheduled Notice of Final Decision
Albatross Fisheries St. George

App

Notice

Revised App

Re-notice

 

X

 

X

 

 
Black Stone Point Oysters, LLC Damariscotta

App

Notice

X

 

   
Blackstone Point Oyster Co. South Bristol

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Brewer, Jason Boothbay

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Chebeague Island Oyster Company, LLC

Chebeague Island

 

App 

Notice

X

X

   
Cutts, Joe Friendship

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Devil's Apron Sea Farms

(App 1)

St. George

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Devil's Apron Sea Farms

(App 2)

St. George

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
DiMauro, Levi Freeport

App

Notice

X

X

 

X

Dodge Cove Marine Farm Walpole

App

Notice

X

X

   
Dutton, Terry Harpswell

App

Notice

X

     
FV 11th Hour, Inc. Searsport

App

Notice

X

X

 

 
Genthner, Gary Jr. Bremen

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Gerber, Caitlin Yarmouth

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Glidden Point Oyster Company Edgecomb

App

Notice

X

X

 

 
Great Ledge Cove Seafood, LLC Long Island

App

Notice

       
Green, Christopher Brunswick

App

Notice

Renotice

X

X

 

 

Greenhead Lobster, LLC (App 1) Stonington

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Greenhead Lobster, LLC (App 2) Stonington

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Grindle, Kimberly Islesboro

App

Notice

X

X

 

 
Harvey, Shannon Bremen

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Heal, Nicholas (App 1) Lincolnville

App

Notice

       
Heal, Nicholas (App 2) Northport

App

Notice

       
Ice House Seafood LLC

St. George,

village of Port Clyde

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
JDL Fisheries LLC (App 1) Bremen

App

Notice

X

 

 

 
JDL Fisheries LLC (App 2) Bristol

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Jordan, John Jr Chebeague Island

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Jordan, John Chebeague Island

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Lindelof, Jett Islesboro

App

Notice

X

X

 

 
Lindelof, Lake Islesboro

App

Notice

X

X

   
Love Point Oysters, LLC Freeport

App

Notice

X

X

 

 
Miller, Keith; Hyvarinen, Mike; & Philbrook, Richard St. George

App

Notice

X

     
Miss Madisyn St. George

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Muscongus Bay Kelp (App 1) Bristol

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Muscongus Bay Kelp (App 2) Bristol

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Nichols Fisheries Searsport

App

Notice

X

X

 

X

Nor'Easter Oyster, Co. South Bristol

App

Notice

X

     
Norumbega Oyster, Inc. South Bristol

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Parker, Joe Yarmouth

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Pinkham, Randy (App 1) Steuben

App

Notice

X

     
Pinkham, Randy (App 2) Steuben

App

Notice

X

     
Quinby, Kipp Blue Hill

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Regenerative Maine (App 1)

Otis Cove

St. George

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Regenerative Maine (App 2)

Turkey Cove

St. George

App

Notice

       
Robinson, Gordon (App 1) Chebeague Island

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Robinson, Gordon (App 2) Chebeague Island

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Salt of the Earth Seafarm, LLC Deer Isle

App

Notice

       
Schroeder, Jeffrey St. George

App

Notice

X

X

   
Schroeder, Jeffrey St. George

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Shearwater Ventures, LLC Long Island

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Sokoloski, Victor A. (App 1) Steuben

App

Notice

X

     
Sokoloski, Victor A. (App 2) Steuben

App

Notice

X

     
Southern Maine Sustainable Shellfish, LLC York

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

Stover, George Chebeague Island

App

Notice

 

 

 

 

Summit Point LLC (App 1)

NE of Sturdivant Island Ledge

Cumberland

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Summit Point LLC (App 2)

North of Sturdivant Island

Cumberland

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Tarbox, Brian St. George

App

Notice

X

     
Tumble Tide LLC Harpswell

App

Notice

 

 

 

 
Unicorn Oyster Bristol

App

Notice

X

X

 

 

Weeks, Benjamin (App 1) Harpswell

App

Notice

X

 

 

 
Weeks, Benjamin (App 2) Harpswell

App

Notice

X

 

 

 

Wilson, David Long Reach, Harpswell

App

Notice

X

X

X

 

 

SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTAL LEASE RENEWALS and AMENDMENTS

This section includes experimental lease renewals and amendments deemed complete by the Department. Only experimental leases held for scientific purposes may be renewed or amended. Given the low number of these requests any pending proposals would be listed below.