Aquaculture Public Hearing - Pemaquid Mussel Farms, LLC

Date: May 2, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mount Desert Island High School Library, 1081 Eagle Lake Road

Town: Bar Harbor

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is holding a public hearing on the proposal listed below:

Applicant Name: Pemaquid Mussel Farms, LLC

Application Type: Standard Lease

Culture Type: Suspended Culture of Shellfish

Location: Frenchman’s Bay, Bar Harbor

Acreage and Term Requested: 32 Acres for 20 years


The public hearing on this application has been scheduled as follows:

May 2, 4:00 pm

Mount Desert Island High School Library

1081 Eagle Lake Road

Bar Harbor, ME

If the hearing listed above is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on May 3 at the same time and location.  Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR’s website.

REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING:  The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4).  Persons wishing to attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease must register to participate.  Interested persons need to complete an online registration form no later than 4:00 p.m., APRIL 17, 2023.  If you need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Registration can be completed here.

INTERVENING:  Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 4:00 p.m., APRIL 17, 2023.  DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding. Contact DMR for a copy of the intervenor application.

INFORMATION ON DMR WEBSITE:  A copy of the application materials are posted to DMR’s aquaculture webpage under ‘Maine Aquaculture Leases and LPAs.’

Address questions to: ME DMR, (207) 624-6573,

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at:

(207) 624-6553,; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711

RELEVANT AUTHORITY:  The rules governing the leasing program are found in Chapter 2 of DMR regulations.  The statutory provisions are: 5 M.R.S.A. §9051 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072-A(1) et seq.