Aquaculture Public Hearing - Keith Butterfield

Date: June 28, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main Street

Town: Yarmouth

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

Applicant Name: Keith Butterfield

Application Type: Standard Lease

Culture Type: Suspended Culture of Shellfish

Location: Southeast of Little Moshier Island, Casco Bay, Yarmouth

Acreage and Term Requested: 2.72 Acres for 20 years


The hearing will be held in person as follows:  

June 28, 2023 at 1:00pm

Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room

200 Main Street

Yarmouth, 04096

If the hearing listed above is postponed or continued, it will be held on June 29, 2023, 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 in-person 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., June 13, 2023.  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., June 13, 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 Jane Tower 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.