Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County

MOREHEAD CITY

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Sneads Ferry Branch Public Library, 1330 N.C. Highway 210, Sneads Ferry.

James Hargrove has applied for a 1.92-acres shellfish bottom and water column lease in Mainland Areas.

Cedar Snag Oyster Company, LLC (Franz Hueber and David Ollivier, agents), have applied for a 2.25-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Seaside Areas.

Matthew Schwab has applied for a 3.3-acres shellfish bottom lease in the New River below the bridge.

A map of the proposed leases, with corresponding coordinates and lease numbers, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 25 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection during office hours at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public Hearing on Proposed Shellfish Leases in Onslow County
WHEN: March 26 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Sneads Ferry Branch Public Library
1330 N.C. Highway 210, Sneads Ferry

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