Challenges of getting our oyster farm application approved
It took awhile for us to get our application together. Here are some specific issues that we ran into...not sure if they will apply for you or not but we thought we'd share:
It took us about 4 months to get our oyster license approved after submitting it to the State. The first time we submitted it, we needed to update our drawings to show more anchors for our set up. Below is the picture of the first plan that was rejected and the following drawing is the approved gear plan.
After we updated our drawings, we found out that we did not have the right signatures and needed to have the Harbormaster sign the application. We had the Chief of Police originally sign our application since the officials at the town hall suggested since they didn't know of a Harbormaster in Cumberland.
Then, after hearing from the State that the Chief of Police was not sufficient, we needed to get the application signed by an elected official. After submitting it again with the town council signature added, it turned out that there was in fact a Harbormaster in Cumberland.
We finally got to the Harbormaster to sign and about a month later we were approved.