Announcements

Announcements

The Suffolk County Division of Planning and Environment has scheduled two meetings of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board (ALB), which will be devoted to the review and formal decision on all lease sites that were applied for under the 2018 Lease Application Cycle. Additionally, three lease sites that were submitted for relocation by an existing leaseholder, and the one, 20-acre lease overlay that was applied for by a private oyster grant owner, will also be reviewed during these meetings. The Public Notice describes and sets the dates for the two ALB meetings and can be viewed by clicking the link below. Additional information pertaining to the sites that were applied for under the 2018 Lease Application Cycle can be found on the Public Notice Section of this website.

2018 Lease Application Cycle_ ALB Meeting Public Notice


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

284

Bryan James Hadler

844

Vanessa A. Rebentisch

483

Kevin S. Fey

405

Turtleback Farm LLC

470

Eileen Rodgers

4

Amagansett Oyster Co., LLC

839

Little A’s Oysters, LLC

702