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October 16, 2007       

Marine Rule Hearing Set

DURHAM, N.H. -- Anglers fishing the Salmon Falls River in Rollinsford; those taking haddock commercially; and recreational harvesters of oysters should note that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Marine Fisheries Division will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in the marine fisheries regulations on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H.

The proposed rules would:

  • add a fishing closure below the South Berwick dam in the town of Rollinsford on the Salmon Falls River to the upstream side of the Route 4 bridge;

  • reduce the minimum size for haddock taken commercially to 18 inches from 19 inches (to match size limits set by federal regulations); and

  • reduce the daily limit for oysters from one bushel to one-half bushel (for information about rebuilding Great Bay oyster stocks, click here).

For the complete marine rulemaking notice forms, with original and proposed rule language, click here and on "Marine Rules."

Written comments on the proposed changes may be submitted by November 26, 2007.  E-mail to comments@wildlife.nh.gov (please specify "Comment on Marine Rules" in subject line); fax to (603) 271-1438; or mail to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. 

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. 

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