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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Jan. 10, 2018
Phone: 252-726-7021

Annual pot closure period begins Jan. 15

MOREHEAD CITY — The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding fishermen of the annual pot removal period beginning Jan. 15 and ending Feb. 7.

This removal period allows for derelict and abandoned pots to be removed from internal waters to limit the impacts of ghost fishing to the blue crab and other fisheries. 

All pots must be removed from internal waters, except for fish pots upstream of the U.S. 17 Bridge across the Chowan River and upstream of a line across the mouth of the Roanoke, Cashie, Middle, and Eastmost rivers to the Highway 258 Bridge. The division will issue proclamations reopening waters in different areas as they are determined to be free of pots.

For more information about the pot removal period or questions concerning the blue crab fishery contact Jason Rock at 252-948-3874, Jason.Rock@ncdenr.gov or Corrin Flora at 252-264-3911, Corrin.Flora@ncdenr.gov.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Jan. 8, 2018
Phone: 252-726-7021

Public hearing scheduled on proposed
shellfish leases in Onslow County

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Onslow County Government Center, 234 Northwest Corridor Blvd., Jacksonville.

Brad Scott of Wilmington has applied to lease 2.93 acres of water column and water bottom in Bear Creek.

Steven Giberson and Albert Spiller, both of Hampstead, have applied to lease 2.90 acres of water bottom in Stump Sound.

Maps of the proposed leases, with corresponding lease numbers, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m.  Jan. 23 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection during office hours at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Jan. 8, 2018
Phone: 252-726-7021

Public hearing scheduled on proposed
shellfish leases in Dare County

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Dare County at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries office at 1021 Driftwood Drive, Manteo.

Smith Oyster Company, LLC, of Kill Devil Hills (Robert Smith, agent) has applied to lease 3.72 acres of water bottom and water column in Roanoke Sound.

A map of the proposed lease, with corresponding lease numbers, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m.  Jan. 24 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection during office hours at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

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