Phase 1 results
Shellfish Interagency Permitting Team Phase I Report, May 2016
Ten recommendations to improve shellfish permitting:
- Establish a state shellfish aquaculture coordinator.
- Create a centralized mapping and data tracking portal.
- Develop consistent, practicable, and effective best management practices.
- Address overall permit timeliness.
- Continue outreach to growers.
- Provide technical assistance to local governments.
- Assess permit compliance.
- Reduce redundancies and improve interagency coordination.
- Devote funding to support shellfish aquaculture permitting.
- Designate a lead state agency to manage shellfish aquaculture.
Products to improve the permit application process
Permit applicants are encouraged to use the Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) which serves as a one-stop application for most federal, state, and local permits and authorizations. When navigating the permitting process, applicants are encouraged to use the following products:
The SIP team also offers joint state agency-tribal government consultation to permit applicants. A joint consultation can reduce permitting costs and increase consistency while avoiding redundancy in the process.