Mussel rafts owned by Erick Swanson in Blue Hill Bay. ISLANDER PHOTO BY STEPHEN RAPPAPORT

Aquaculture lease renewed

TREMONT — Maine Cultured Mussels Inc. was granted a renewed aquaculture lease by the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to harvest blue sea mussels in Tremont east of Hardwood Island in Blue Hill Bay. The 15-acre lease was granted until March 25, 2023.

Now that the renewal is granted, a lease transfer from original owners Erick and Susan Swanson to their sons Reid and Spencer Swanson will be considered by the DMR.

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