Dare County Shellfish Lease Hearing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Dare County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The hearing will be held in-person at the Dare County Government Center, Commissioner Boardroom, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo and by WebEx.

The public may comment on the 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. Tuesday, April 11. Those who wish to comment in-person should sign up on-site the night of the hearing.

The public may also comment on the proposed shellfish leases in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13 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.

Dare County Shellfish Lease Hearing
Date: April 12, 2023
Time: 6 p.m.
Dare County Government Center
Commissioner Boardroom
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Manteo, North Carolina
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2436 928 6503
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: 5 p.m. April 13, 2023
Register to Speak Virtually
Deadline: 4 p.m. April 11, 2023
Meeting Presentation
Investigation Reports
Kinnakeet Oyster Company, LLC Kinnakeet Oyster Company, LLC
Kings Point Oysters, LLC Kings Point Oysters, LLC
William M. Clower and Aaron W. Hopkins