MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled for Onslow County shellfish lease proposals

MOREHEAD CITY

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

Thomas Cannon has applied for an 8.16-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Permuda Island Bay. 

Anchored Life Oyster Farm, LLC (Holden Davanzo, agent) has applied for a 1.86-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Spicer Bay (Everett Bay).

Nelson Bullock has applied for a 2.26-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Alligator Bay.

Louis LeMoine has applied for a 4.55-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Mainland Areas near Topsail Sound.

Joshua Thompson and Dolphus Thompson Jr. have applied for an 8.30-acre shellfish bottom lease in Stones Bay.

Also, Joshua Thompson has applied for an 8.19-acre shellfish bottom lease in New River below the 172 bridge, and Dolphus Thompson Jr. has applied for a 2.01-acre water column lease partially above it.

Three Little Spats Oyster Company, LLC (Robert R. Gadow, agent) has applied or a 9.01-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Permuda Island Bay.

The public may participate in the hearing 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. Monday, May 10.

Also, the public may comment on the proposed shellfish leases in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 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.

Public hearing information, including the web conference link and call-in telephone number, presentation slides, and biological investigation reports can be found here.

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

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County
WHEN: Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Meeting By Web Conference
Click here for Meeting Link and Phone Number

 

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