First, refer to the Permit Guide to Aquaculture in CA, linked above, to learn how various agencies are involved in permitting or regulating aquaculture in California.
After familiaring yourself with these agencies' roles, contact the California State Aquaculture Coordinator with an initial description of your project idea to ensure your project is ready for the permitting process and next steps.
Once the Aquaculture Coordinator has designated your project ready for permitting, you'll be provided with instructions for logging in and accessing your project records.
Once you have a login account, access your project folder to upload or view project documents.
The Aquaculture Permitting Counter is a virtual submission and review portal designed to address the President's Executive Order, National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan, and California Assembly Joint Resolution 43 (2014) to improve permitting efficiency. The counter allows for submission, storage, comment tracking, and management of applications online.