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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Shellfish Aquaculture

Leases/permits are required for shellfish aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays (Rehoboth, Indian River and Little Assawoman Bays).

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for reviewing and issuing shellfish aquaculture leases/permits to applicants.

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Department: DNREC

Division: Fish and Wildlife

Office: Fisheries


15 years, renewed annually


Application Fee: $300
Lease Fees:
– $100/Acre for Delaware Residents
– $1,000/Acre for Non-Resident

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


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This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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