REMINDER: Public hearing scheduled for Onslow County shellfish lease proposals; Public asked to sign-up to speak; online comment form added


The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by webinar on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The public may participate in the meeting online or by telephone. To facilitate comments, the division is asking those who wish to speak during the meeting to pre-register here by 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

Also, the public may comment on the proposed shellfish leases in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and may be submitted in two ways:

  1. Online Comments – Public 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.

Links to all public hearing information, including webinar instructions, the call-in telephone number, presentation slides, and biological investigation can be found here.

James Hargrove has applied for a 1.92-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Mainland Areas near Topsail Sound.

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 near Permuda Island.

Matthew Schwab has applied for a 3.30-acre shellfish bottom lease in New River below the N.C. 172 bridge.

For more information, contact Marla Chuffo, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8048 or

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County
WHEN: Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Meeting by Webinar
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