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Marine Fisheries - nr-10-2017 Shellfish Leases

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Public hearing scheduled on proposed
shellfish leases in Hyde County

8-point rule

 


MOREHEAD CITY —
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Ocracoke Waterman’s Exhibit, Community Square Dock, 278 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke.

Steve Wilson, representative of Woccocon Oyster Company, has applied to lease 4.817 acres of water bottom and water column in Pamlico Sound. A map of the proposed leases can be found here.

Arlene Burley of Ocracoke has applied to lease an additional 1.02 acres of water column to existing bottom lease Number 9802, in Pamlico Sound. A map of the proposed lease can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing until 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Written comments should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

For more information, contact Mike Graven, Shellfish Lease Program manager, at 252-808-8048 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

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