Any person, who wishes to conduct shellfish aquaculture activities within Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay, with the exception of private oyster grant owners who are cultivating oysters only, will need to obtain a lease from Suffolk County. For information regarding the application process click here. Please note, prior to submitting an application all lease applicants are required to attend a pre-application meeting with the Department of Economic Development and Planning, Division of Planning and Environment (Department) during a given lease application period. The files below are in pdf file formats. To view pdf files, download the free Adobe Reader here.