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Connecticut’s Aquaculture Permitting Workgroup

In response to an increasing number of marine aquaculture operations being proposed in Connecticut coastal areas, an interagency workgroup of comprised of local, state and federal resource managers was formed. The workgroup’s purpose is to streamline the marine aquaculture application and review process. It does so by holding quarterly interagency meetings, conducting on-demand stakeholder outreach workshops, and by developing and improving aquaculture site selection tools. In doing so, the workgroup strives to:

  • Increase producer knowledgeable of the requirements of the permitting process
  • Improve communication among agencies and between agencies and producers
  • Address and minimize effects of cultivation practices on the environment
  • Allow for safe boating and navigation
  • Avoid use conflicts

Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
-Office of Long Island Sound Programs
-Boating Safety Division
-Marine Fisheries Division
US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Connecticut Sea Grant, Ex-officio, serves as chair

Regulatory Forms

Site Selection Tool