More Shellfish Farms Proposed for Block Island

An oyster farm in the Damriscotta River in Maine. Photo/NOAA Aquaculture Program.

Block Island Times: The Shellfish Commission met on Tuesday (March 6) and discussed a recent application made by Sun Farm Oyster’s owner Chris Warfel to the Coastal Resources Management Council to develop a new aquaculture lease site in the recreation area of the Great Salt Pond.

The commission discussed the various interest groups that should be notified so that they could weigh in on the application at a public hearing held by the CRMC at the end of March. The commission members suggested town committees like the Harbors Committee and Conservation Commission, as well as outside groups like the Committee for the Great Salt Pond and the Block Island Club.

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