Round One In Bagaduce Oyster Farm Battle Fought Last Week

PENOBSCOT — The latest battle in a nearly five-year effort by the Taunton Bay Oyster Co. to farm oysters in the Bagaduce River got under way last Wednesday evening at the Penobscot Elementary School.

With approximately 100 people on hand for a Department of Marine Resources hearing on the company’s application for a 10-year, 22.87-acre aquaculture lease, the fight didn’t even make it out of the first round.

The four-hour meeting was the first session, delayed one day by Tuesday’s snow, of a public hearing that DMR knew would likely take more than one go-round to finish. Another session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, with the school auditorium reserved for Wednesday night, Feb. 1, if needed.

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