Long Island—blue mussels

Erick Spencer Swanson applied to renew his lease east of Long Island, which was due to expire May 23rd of this year. The original lease, 50+ acres, was previously reduced to 4.7acres. Friends of Blue Hill Bay is opposed to renewing this lease as it has not been maintained as required. Lighted buoys, required by USCG to mark the lease, have not been operational; debris, buoys and line  – working parts of the lease – have been observed scattered along the shore. DMR will hold a  public  hearing, but no date has been set at this time.