Oyster Farm Approved off Bar Harbor


Mount Desert Islander: The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) on Sept. 1 granted a 10-year aquaculture lease to Bar Harbor Oyster Co. to harvest American and European oysters on a 22-acre parcel in Thomas Bay [Bar Harbor].

The application was filed last summer by Joanna Walls and Jesse Fogg of Salisbury Cove, who operate under the limited liability corporation, Bar Harbor Oyster Company.

The lease sites are an 8-acre rectangle and 16.5-acre parcel between Israel Point and the western shore and Thomas Island, east of the Trenton Bridge.

Read more about the aquaculture lease approved off Bar Harbor.