2018 Lease Application Period

The 2018 Lease Application Period has concluded. During this application period, the Division of Planning and Environment received 21 applications for new 10-acre shellfish aquaculture leases; one application for a 20-acre lease overlay on a private oyster grant; and one lease site relocation. All proposed lease sites are located with the County’s Shellfish Cultivation Zone in Peconic and Gardiners Bays and were solicited and applied for under the 2018 Lease Application Cycle pursuant to Local Law 25-2009, A Local Law Establishing the Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay (Chapter 475, Article II of the Suffolk County Code).

For more information on the lease sites that were applied for under the 2018 Lease Application Cycle, please see Public Notices

2017 Lease Application Cycle

Congratulations to the following eight 2017 Lease Applicants who will be receiving a 10-acre lease under this lease application cycle. We look forward to our continued work together as you build your shellfish aquaculture farms!

2017 Lease Applicant

Lease Site Map ID#

Scott J. Schmal


Bryan James Hadler


Vanessa A. Rebentisch


Kevin S. Fey


Turtleback Farm LLC


Eileen Rodgers


Amagansett Oyster Co., LLC


Little A’s Oysters, LLC


Aquaculture Lease Board Meetings

No meetings are scheduled at this time

Click here for more information on the Aquaculture Lease Board

Ten Year Review Announcements


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