Pacific Marine Farms Aquaculture Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Fort Bragg
Document Title
Pacific Marine Farms Aquaculture Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The project consists of three major components: The abalone production facilities, shrimp production facilities, and the trout production facilities. Some project improvements that are common to all three components include the construction of the ocean intake lines, the ocean outfall line, and the pumps used to operate these lines. Construction will take place in two phases. Phase 1 will take about four months to construct and will include construction of: one ocean intake line and intake pump; one discharge line to the ocean; security fencing and security office; administrative office; the trout production system; the shrimp production system; and the abalone hatchery facilities. Phase 2 will be completed by the fourth year of operation and includes construction of: a second ocean intake line; the abalone grow-out facilities; and an educational research building. The project also includes the construction or re-construction of several buildings on the site, including administration offices, an educational facility building, a security building, a storage building, shrimp production buildings, blower unit buildings, an ozone/aerator building, an ultraviolet disinfection building, pumphouses, and some existing buildings.

Contact Information

Linda Ruffing
Agency Name
City of Fort Bragg
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fort Bragg
State Highways
Highway One
California Western Railroad
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Site Drainage, Drilling Impacts, Cultural Resources, Energy

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