Efficient Coastal Resources stated the purpose is to construct a 198-acre aquaculture farm.
The project site is located within Section 36, T. 30 S., R. 30 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map AK-Karluk C-1; Latitude 57.5350º N., Longitude 154.0218º W.; approximately 1 mile southwest of Larsen Bay Harbor along the shore, near Larsen Bay, Alaska.
PROPOSED WORK: Expand a current 1-acre aquaculture farm to 198-acre. The aquaculture farm would be 5,400-foot long by 1600-foot wide consisting of fifty (50) submerged long lines 4,800-foot long spaced 20-foot apart. The long lines would be anchored in place with twenty-eight (28) 200-lbs Danforth anchors attached to six (6) A-4 buoy’s by 300-foot anchor lines, and twelve-hundred (1200) cork/weight line combinations, below the Mean High Water Mark (MHWM, 12.82 feet above mean lower low water elevation of 0 feet) of Larsen Bay which is a navigable water of the U.S. If necessary the applicant would place thirty-three (33) 1000-lbs crab pots along the ocean floor to assist in stabilizing the long lines. The crab pots would have all webbing and mesh removed. Access and work on the site would be conducted by a work skiff with no additional support structures on site. The proposed project would encompass roughly 10% of the total area of Larsen Bay. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-15), dated April 11, 2017.
Please contact Michael R. Gala at (907) 753-2821, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at email@example.com if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2016-402, Larsen Bay_PN