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  • Kelp farmers get lease off Chebeague Island

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources on Feb. 8 granted a three-year lease of 3.03 acres off Chebeague Island to Ocean Approved LLC. The Portland company plans to use the plot as an experimental kelp farm. Ocean Approved must pay the annual $100 per acre lease fee, post a $5,...

  • Casco Bay kelp-farming site gets go-ahead from Maine

    PORTLAND — A company in the not-yet-competitive domestic kelp farming industry has received approval for an experimental aquaculture lease in Casco Bay. Ocean Approved LLC, which owners say created the first kelp farm in America in 2009, also in Casco Bay, received approval Jan. 24 f...