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Information about Shellfish Aquaculture in Delaware's Inland Bays


UPDATE: Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Lottery

DNREC press release: DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces May 2 shellfish aquaculture leasing lottery for Inland Bays (March 31, 2017)

DNREC press release: DNREC 's Division of Fish & Wildlife unveils interactive shellfish aquaculture map for the Inland Bays (March 16, 2017)


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Philadelphia District) public notice for soliciting comments and recommendations from the public concerning modification of the existing regional conditions for certain activities in Delaware through Department of the Army nationwide permit 48 (NWP 48), which authorizes commercial shellfish aquaculture activities in waters of the United States. These modifications would be applicable to any shellfish aquaculture activities within the shellfish aquaculture development areas (SADA) located in Delaware's Inland Bays. (Jan. 26, 2015)

§3801 Shellfish Aquaculture Regulations to be published in the August 1, 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations
Effective date of regulations: August 11, 2014

The Division of Fish & Wildlife held a Public Hearing May 21, 2014 on Inland Bays shellfish aquaculture regulations

The Division of Fish & Wildlife's second public workshop (Feb. 26, 2014) on Inland Bays shellfish aquaculture regulations

Division of Fish & Wildlife public workshop (Jan. 30, 2014) on Inland Bays shellfish aquaculture regulations

For more information regarding shellfish aquaculture regulations, please contact Zina Hense at 302-739-4782 or via email at

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