The State of Georgia requests competitive bids on two (2) intertidal water bottoms leases conveying exclusive commercial shellfish harvest rights. This advertisement includes two (2) individual leases. One parcel contains approximately 51 acres and the other contains approximately 33 acres of usable intertidal waterbottoms situated along the north bank of the Medway River in St. Catherine’s Sound, Bryan County.
The intertidal water bottoms include existing wild clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) and wild oyster (Crassostrea virginica) beds and are conducive for cultivation/planting and sustainable harvest. Management plans should primarily focus on production plans and husbandry techniques for the cultivation of the existing and future wild oyster and clam beds.
For further information, visit https://coastalgadnr.org/commercialshellfishharvest.
Interested applicants must submit an application package by Dec. 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm.