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Public hearing scheduled for a proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County

Morehead City, NC

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Ocracoke Watermen’s Exhibit, Community Square Dock, 278 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke.

Devil Shoal Oyster and Clam Company in Ocracoke (Arlene Burley, agent) has applied to lease 4.84 acres of water bottom and water column near Howard Reef.

A map of the proposed lease, with the corresponding lease number, can be seen here.


The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 12 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 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 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

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