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Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay & Gardiners Bay

Welcome to the Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment's Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program Website. This website and the Lease Program Dashboard have been developed to help the general public, leaseholders and prospective lease applicants navigate the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program (SCALP). We look forward to working with you!

Program Announcements

Lease Renewal and Lease Assignment: Public Notice and Request for Written Comments.

Public Notice & Summary Maps

Issue Date: October 18, 2023

Expiration Date: December 18, 2023

Pursuant to Local Law 09-2021 A Local Law to Amend Update ad Reorganize Chapter 475 Article 475 of the Suffolk County Code, notice is hereby given that the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning has received Three (03) applications by existing leaseholder’s requesting to renew their lease agreement for an additional Ten (10) years. Additionally, One (01) application has been received requesting the assignment (transfer) of the lease from one entity (Assignor) to another entity (Assignee). All applications are for locations which have been under operation; no new lease locations are proposed for leasing as part of this public notice. Pertinent data and information from each applicant, i.e.: the lease site, the location of the lease site, and proposed operation type are contained in Attachment A of this public notice.

Comments regarding the lease renewal applications or the lease assignment application must be mailed to the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning at the address below.

Aquaculture Lease Program
P.O. Box 6100
H. Lee Dennison Bldg. – 2nd Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
Attn: Mr. Thomas Ralicky – Environmental Planner

Hard copies of this Public Notice and the lease application summary sheets are available for review at the following locations:

  • Suffolk County Dept. of Economic Development & Planning, Division of Planning & Environment
  • Office of the Suffolk County Clerk
  • NYSDEC, Division of Marine Resources Office
  • Town Clerk Offices:
    • Babylon
    • Brookhaven
    • East Hampton
    • Huntington
    • Islip
    • Riverhead
    • Shelter Island
    • Smithtown
    • Southampton
    • Southold
  • Town Trustee Offices:
    • East Hampton
    • Southampton
    • Southold

2024 Lease Application Cycle – Informational Meeting

The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, Aquaculture Lease Program will be conducting the Informational Meeting for Prospective Lease Applicants, who are interested in applying for a lease in the upcoming Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay - 2024 Lease Application Cycle. The informational meeting will occur on Wednesday December 13th 2023 at 6:00pm, located at the Suffolk County Media Room #184, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York.

This meeting will be geared towards people who are interested in applying for a lease in the upcoming 2024 Lease Application Cycle. Information pertaining to the revised lease program requirements and lease application process will be discussed by Program staff.

Below, for your review is the Meeting Notice which includes the date, time and meeting location. Additionally the adopted Map 1: Revised Shellfish Cultivation Zone and Map 2: Revised Aquaculture Lease Sites have been provided below for your benefit.

Should you have any questions on the above, please feel free to Thomas Ralicky – Environmental Planner at 631-853-4865 or

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901