Aquatic Farm Authorization Requirements
Activities Managed by the Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources issues the following permits:
Aquatic Farm Site Lease
- Activities Covered:
- Leasing of all state upland or tidal and submerged land activities. The state owns tidal and submerged land up to 3-miles away from any given shoreline.
- To provide for development of state land for shellfish and marine plant aquatic farms.
- For tidal and submerged land lease - Joint-agency aquatic farm site application, application fees, interagency review, preliminary findings, 30 day public notice, final finding and decision, lease agreement signatures, annual fee, performance bond, and liability insurance due, and lease issued for 10 yr. period; For lease renewal - reassignment form, renewal fee, agency review, preliminary findings, 30 day public notice, final finding and decision, and lease issued for additional 10 yr. period with issuance conditional on compliance with all permits and approved operation and development plan; For lease reporting - Joint-agency annual report; and Monitoring - site inspections.
- Application filing fee (all applications): Refer to DNR Fees Table (PDF 92 kB)
- Public Notice — Online at the DNR Public Notices and Proposed Regulations webpage .
- Lease fees: Refer to DNR Fees Table (PDF 92 kB)
- Lease annual fees by acres and other fees: — Refer to web page Aquatic Farm Site Report No. 2522-14
- Bond requirement: $2,500.00 (minimum) for individual or 50 percent of the amount calculated for an association. Dependent on the type and quantity of inwater structures.
- Lease amendment fee: Refer to DNR Fees Table (PDF 92 kB)
- Lease renewal fee: Refer to DNR Fees Table (PDF 92 kB)
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land, and Water
Contact: Karen Cougan, Aquatic Farm Program Coordinator
Aquatic Farm Program
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 900C
Anchorage AK 99501
More Information: Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water