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.
Roy Graham and Tammy Nobles have applied for a 1.59-acre shellfish bottom lease and water column lease in Harlowe Creek.
James Tyler Chadwick has applied for a 5.57-acre shellfish bottom lease and water column lease in Adams Creek.
Larry G. Kellum, Jr., has applied for a 1.07-acre shellfish bottom lease in North River.
Salt Air Ventures, Inc, (Charles S. Merritt, agent), has applied for a 2.62-acre shellfish bottom lease in Newport River.
Alexander E. Chadwick has applied for a 1.05-acre shellfish bottom lease in Lower North River.
James A. Morris, Sr., has applied for an 8.87-acre shellfish bottom lease and water column lease in Long Bay.
Sea Level Shellfish Co., LLC, (James A. Morris, Jr. agent) has applied for a 6.62-acre shellfish bottom lease and water column lease in Long Bay.
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.
Public hearing information, including the web conference link, call-in telephone number, presentation slides, and biological investigation reports can be found here.
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:
- Online Comments – Written comments will be accepted through an online form available here.
- 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.
For more information, contact Marla Chuffo, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8048 or Marla.Chuffo@deq.nc.gov.
|WHO:||N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries|
|WHAT:||Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County|
|WHEN:||Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.|
|WHERE:||N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Central District Office
|ONLINE:||Click here for Meeting Link and Phone Number|