Maine Mussel Farm Faces Lease Denial

Nantucket Sound Home to an Aquaculture First
Blue Mussels, photo NOAA

Ellsworth American: A long and tortured fight to renew an aquaculture lease for a 15-acre mussel farm east of Hardwood Island in Blue Hill Bay [Maine] may have come to an end. Or at least, another long pause.

On Nov. 1, the Maine Department of Marine Resources issued a “Revised Proposed Decision” in long-running proceedings relating to the application of Maine Cultured Mussels Inc. to renew its lease on the site for a period of 10 years ending in March 2023. The original lease expired in March of 2013.

Read more about the Maine mussel farm that may not receive a lease renewal.