Army Corps Permit Sought for Proposed Kelp Farm Off Chatham

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

HYANNIS – Permits are being sought from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a proposed kelp aquaculture farm off Chatham.

The proposed kelp farm would consist of three sites off Harding’s Beach in Nantucket Sound covering more than 62 acres.

The completed farm would be made up of 350 seeded kelp lines that are 200 feet long.

The public notice with more specifics on the proposed work can be viewed on the Corps website at

The Army Corps is accepting public comments on the permit request through June 1.

Comments can be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Christine Jacek), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751.

Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Christine Jacek at 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to

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