The following guide outlines the current pathway to authorize operation of new ocean farms in California. It is a multi-phased, time consuming and expensive process. The first step is to gain the underwater lease approval by the Fish and Game Commission which triggers the environmental review process. Once a lease is granted, the multi-agency permit applications process can begin. 

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Contact Karen Gray, California Reef Manager, with questions at karen@greenwave.org.