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Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay & Gardiners Bay

Welcome to the Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment's Aquaculture Lease Program Website. We hope this site will help the general public, lease applicants and future lease holders in navigating the Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay.

Picture of Suffolk County Shellfish Aquacluture lease program

Proposed Local Law to Amend the Aquaculture Lease Program

Proposed Administrative Guidance

MAP 1 - Cultivation Zone

MAP 2 - Lease Sites

Updated 1-25-21 Proposed Local Law to Amend the Aquaculture Lease Program

Updated 1-25-21 Proposed Administrative Guidance

Updated 1-25-21 Proposed Lease Sites Map

2-19-21 Map 1: Proposed Shellfish Cultivation Zone

2-19-21 Map 2: Proposed Lease Sites Map

2-19-21 Amended Local Law 1981-20

2-19-21 Amended Administrative Guidance

Hearing notice for IR 1981-2020; Adopting Local Law No. -2020, A Local Law to amend, update and reorganize Chapter 475 Article II of the Suffolk County Code.

The Public Hearing will be held on February 2, 2020 during the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature. All hearings will commence at 2:00 pm.

Testifying at a 2PM p.m. Public Hearing via Zoom: Members of the public can speak on a particular resolution in public hearing at 2PM through Zoom. Sign up to receive the meeting invitation by filling out the online form at

For more information on how to testify, visit:

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901