Notice of Completed Renewal Application and Comment Period - Cook Aquaculture USA, Inc.

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DMR has received a completed lease renewal application for the following:

Lease Acronym



Cooke Aquaculture USA, Inc.

Culture Type

Net pen


Suspended culture

(Bottom and/or surface gear)


Shellfish        Marine algae         Finfish               Other

Location, Waterbody, Town

Off Black Island in Frenchboro, ME

Lease Renewal Request

Acreage: 15 Acres

Length of Renewal Term: 20 Years

Comment Period Deadline and Submission

No later than 4:00 p.m. on November 28, 2019


Attn: Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

















COMMENT PERIOD:  DMR announces a 30-day public comment period during which interested persons may submit written comments or request a public hearing on the application.  A hearing is optional for lease renewal applications unless the Department receives five or more written requests from interested persons during the comment period.  Please submit written comments by mail or email to the address provided above by the deadline.

VIEW THE APPLICATION:  To view a copy of the completed application, please visit:

CONTACT THE APPLICANT:  Please contact the applicant with any questions regarding their proposal.  Contact information for the applicant can be found in their application.

Relevant Authority:  The legal authority for this notice is 12 MRSA §6072 (12) and DMR Rules Chapter 2.45.