The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The hearing will be held in-person at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City and by WebEx.

The public may comment on the above lease applications in person at the hearing or by WebEx. To facilitate online comments, the Division is asking those who wish to speak via WebEx to pre-register here by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Those who wish to comment in-person should sign up on-site between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. the night of the hearing.

The public may also comment on the proposed shellfish leases in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 and may be submitted two ways:

  1. Online Comments – Written comments will be accepted through an online form available here.
  2. Mailed Comments – Written comments may be mailed to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

Further information on these proposed leases may be found on the interactive Shellfish Leasing Tool.

Carteret County Shellfish Lease Hearing 
Date: December 14, 2023  
Time: 6 p.m.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Central District Office  
5285 Highway 70 West  
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557
Join the Meeting Online  
Event number/Access Code: 2447 765 9826  
Event password: 1234  
Phone: 415-655-0003
Submit Written Comments by Mail to:   
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries  
Shellfish Leases  
P.O. Box 769   
Morehead City, N.C. 28557
Submit Public Comments Online  
Deadline: 6 p.m. December 15, 2023
Register to Speak Virtually  
Deadline: 4 p.m. December 13, 2023
Meeting Presentation
Investigation Reports
Roy Graham and Tammy Nobles James Tyler Chadwick 
Larry G. Kellum, Jr Salt Air Ventures, Inc
Alexander E. Chadwick  James A. Morris, Sr
Sea Level Shellfish Co., LLC