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Thimble Island Ocean Farm seeks Long Island Sound permit to establish sea kelp, blue mussel farm

USACE, New England District
Published Oct. 27, 2020

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Thimble Island Ocean Farm LLC for proposed work in Long Island Sound offshore of the village of Stony Creek, Connecticut.

The proposed project involves the installation of lines, buoys, anchors and aids to navigation for the commercial cultivation of a winter crop of native sea kelp and the year-round cultivation of blue mussel. This proposed work will occur in an area identified as the Thimble Islands and will border
an existing aquaculture farm.

The Corps is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the Corps
website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/regulatory/PublicNotices/2020/NAE-2007-02555_20201014_PUBLIC_NOTICE.pdf

Public comments on this proposed work by Thimble Island Ocean Farm LLC should be forwarded no later than Nov. 26, 2020, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,  New England District, Attn: Cori Rose, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to cori.m.rose@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2007-02555.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 20-140