Sunken Seaweed Pilot Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Sunken Seaweed Pilot Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is a submerged line-based pilot seaweed farm system atGrape Street Pier No. 1. The project would require a Tideland Use and Occupancy Permit (TUOP) to SUnken Seaweed, LLC for their use of approximately 4,422 square feet of water area at the northwestern end of Grape Street Pier No. 1 adjacent to North Harbor Drive. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of seaweed aquaculture in San Diego Bay through a pilot project by cultivating, outplanting, growing, and harvesting several species of native marine macrolague as a culinary product. All onshore seaweed-processing would occur at an uolands locationat marine lab and would not require any land-based facilities on tidelands. A "Blue Economy Agreement" by and between the District and SunkenSeaweed, LLC is also proposed and other similar agreements may also be required.

Contact Information

Torre Polizzi
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Grape Street Pier No. 1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,15303,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; Construction of limited numbers of new, small facilities, structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; Includes basic data collection, research, experimental, management, and resource evaluation activities.

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