Aquaculture Public Scoping Session - Merritt Island Oysters

Date: July 17, 2024

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Bath Fire Department, 192 State Road

Town: West Bath


July 17, 2024

 5:00 p.m.

West Bath Fire Department

192 State Road

West Bath, ME  04530


Remote participation in this meeting is available via Google Meet. To join the meeting, please click here.

The applicant listed below has submitted a complete draft standard lease application to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and scheduled a scoping session accordingly.

Applicant: Merritt Island Oysters

Culture Type: Suspended (gear in the water and/or the bottom)

Species: Shellfish

Town: West Bath

Waterbody: New Meadows River

Term and Acreage: 20 years, 1.77 acres

If the scoping session listed above is cancelled, an alternate scoping session will be held on July 22, 2024, at the same location and time. Notice of a cancellation will be posted on DMR’s website under ‘Meetings and Events.’

What is a scoping session?

At the scoping session, the applicant will explain 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 location of the proposed site and operational plans is available on DMR’s website under ‘Maine Aquaculture Leases and LPAs.’ Questions about the leasing process may be sent to:


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