Aquaculture in Brunswick

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish and plants. The term aquaculture refers to the cultivation of both marine and freshwater species and can range from land-based to open-ocean production. Pursuant to Title 12 MRSA 6072 (3) an aquaculture applicant must receive consent of the municipal officers before being granted aquaculture leases inside the towns intertidal zone. For more information on municipal roles in aquaculture please click here.

The towns coastal waters have been host to shellfish farms for decades. The coastal region is now home to a variety of subtidal and intertidal shellfish farms whom are using a variety of techniques to grow shellfish. Shellfish farming represents less than .01% of the total shellfishing waters and represents approximately 10% of the total value of all shellfish landed in Brunswick.

For a detailed list shellfish farms in Maine see Maine Interactive Aquaculture Web Map.

FAQ Public Participation in aquaculture licensing or leasing process please visit Public Participation in Aquaculture Licensing and Leasing. 

To request a local review of aquaculture proposals. 

Request For Subtidal Aquaculture Application Review

Request For Intertidal Aquaculture Application Review

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