Pender County Shellfish Lease Hearing

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. The hearing will be held in-person at the Surf City Municipal Complex, Council Chambers, 214 Florence Way, Hampstead, and by WebEx.

The public may comment 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, Jan. 30. 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 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 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.

Pender County Shellfish Lease Hearing
Date: January 31, 2024
Time: 6 p.m.
Surf City Municipal Complex
Council Chambers
214 Florence Way
Hampstead, North Carolina 28443
Join the Meeting Online
Event number/Access Code: 2431 683 7246
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. February 1, 2024
Register to Speak Virtually
Deadline: 4 p.m. January 30, 2024
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