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Marine Fisheries - Public Comments Sought on New Oyster Sanctuary

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Phone: 252-726-7021
Date: April 13, 2012

Public Comments Sought on New Oyster Sanctuary in Neuse River

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public meeting to receive comments on a new oyster sanctuary site in the Neuse River.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. April 24 at the Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City. Interested parties are invited to provide advice regarding the selected site and construction methods.

The division’s Resource Enhancement Section plans to start construction on the new oyster sanctuary in the spring of 2013. The project will transform 16 acres of unconsolidated soft bottom on public land into a protected oyster brood stock sanctuary.

The site is located in Carteret County approximately 10 miles east of Oriental and 1.8 miles northwest of Little Creek in the lower Neuse River (N35° 02.616’ W76° 30.889’). The sanctuary will consist of multiple submerged artificial reef structures suitable for oyster recruitment.

For more information, contact Pelle Holmlund, with the division’s Resource Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8055 or Pelle.Holmlund@ncdenr.gov.

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632

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