Applying for Operation Permit
Potential Locations for Aquatic Farming

Department of Natural Resources has identified potential locations for aquatic farming leases. The areas range in size from 5 – 10 acres. You can apply for a proposed aquatic farm site within these areas during the regular joint-agency aquatic farming application opening period from January 1 through April 30.

Once you have completed the application and provided information, you can submit the completed application to DNR with the applicable application filing fee (PDF 92 kB). If the proposed site is on-bottom, an applicant must include an additional survey fee of $5,000 for subtidal and $2,000 for intertidal, to determine the initial abundance of the wild stock on the site of the species intended for culture.

For more information, please contact the Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Farming Program Coordinator at (907) 269-8543 or visit the following website: external site link