Aquaculture Public Hearing - Abigail Barrows

Date: May 28, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Deer Isle Town Office, 70 Church Street

Town: Deer Isle

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

Applicant Name: Abigail Barrows

Application Type: Standard Lease

Culture Type: Suspended Culture of Shellfish and Marine Algae

Location: Pickering Cove, Deer Isle

Acreage and Term Requested: 4.24 Acres for 20 years


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

May 28, 2024

 1:00 PM

Deer Isle Town Office

70 Church Street

Deer Isle, ME

If the hearing listed above is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on June 4 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 5:00 p.m., May 13, 2024.  If you need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Registration can be completed at:

INTERVENING:  Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., May 13, 2024.  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) 350-7815,


For disability accommodations, contact:

(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.