Aquaculture Public Scoping Session - John Cotton, Shawn Thomas, and Devil's Apron Sea Farm, LLC - May 30, 2023 - St. George

Date: June 5, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: St. George Town Office, 3 School Street

Town: Tenants Harbor


June 5, 2023

3:00 p.m.

St. George Town Office

3 School Street

Tenants Harbor, 04860


The Department of Marine Resources has received a draft aquaculture lease application for the following:


John Cotton, Shawn Thomas, and Devil’s Apron Sea Farm, LLC

Culture Type

Suspended culture (gear on bottom and/or suspended)


Marine algae


St. George

Waterbody, General Description

End of St. George River, Deep Cove, West of Port Clyde

Lease Size and Term

  5.74   acres

   20 years

If the scoping session listed above is cancelled, an alternate scoping session will be held on June 1, 2023, at the same time and location.  Notice of a cancellation will be posted on the Department’s website under ‘Meetings and Events.’

What is a scoping session?

A scoping session is a meeting where the applicant explains their tentative proposal to members of the public. It’s an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback on the proposal, prior to the applicant submitting a final application and an eventual public hearing. This meeting does not determine whether the proposal will be granted.  

How to participate:

You can attend the session or contact the applicant. A copy of the draft lease application, which includes the applicant’s contact information is available on DMR’s Aquaculture webpage under ‘Maine Aquaculture Leases and LPAs.’  Questions about the leasing process may be directed to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Attn: Aquaculture Division

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