MOREHEAD CITY – NC Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.
Topsail Sound Shellfish, LLC (Ronald Sheffield, agent) has applied for a 1.29-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Seaside Areas near Topsail Sound.
Soundside Oyster Farms, LLC (Thomas Cannon, agent) has applied for a 0.75-acre shellfish bottom lease in Banks Channel.
Coastal Roots Oyster Company, LLC (David Roughton, agent) has applied for a 1.09-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Seaside Areas near Green Channel.
The public may participate in the hearing online or by telephone. To facilitate comments, the division is asking those who wish to speak during the meeting to pre-register here by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Also, the public may comment on the proposed shellfish leases in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 and may be submitted two ways:
- Online Comments – Written comments will be accepted through an online form available here.
- Mailed Comments – Written comments may be mailed to NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.
Public hearing information, including the web conference link and call-in telephone number, presentation slides, and biological investigation reports can be found here.
For more information, contact Marla Chuffo, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8048 or Marla.Chuffo@ncdenr.gov.
|WHO:||N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries|
|WHAT:||Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County|
|WHEN:||Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Meeting by Web Conference
Click Here for Meeting Link and Phone Number