Onslow County Shellfish Lease Hearing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. The hearing will be held in-person at the Holly Ridge Community Center, 404 Sound Road, Holy Ridge, North Carolina 28445 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. Monday, Feb. 27. 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. Wednesday, Mar. 1 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.

Onslow County Shellfish Lease Hearing
Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 6 p.m.
Holly Ridge Community Center
404 Sound Road
Holly Ridge, North Carolina 28445
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 
2437 855 8446 
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. March 1, 2023
Register to Speak Virtually
Deadline: 4 p.m. February 27, 2023
Meeting Presentation
Investigation Reports
Three Little Spats Oyster Company, LLC GOH2, LLC
Carolina Beach Oyster Company Shad Funk
Julian Fenner, III Thomas Cannon
Wade Oyster Farm, LLC Burr McLawhorn
Hershall K. Brown John Thomas