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 November 6, 2009

Marine Rule Hearing November 10 on Lobster Landing Application Changes

DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Room at the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, N.H.

The proposed rules would make small changes in the information required on various marine license forms, such as home telephone number and crew size on a vessel, if applicable, and adopt Fis 1105.06 relative to the information on the license form for landing lobster and crabs.  The rules would affect people wishing to acquire the commercial saltwater license, commercial clam license, lobster and crab license, wholesale marine species license or the new landing license for lobster and crab.
The proposed rule, with original and proposed language, may be found at www.wildnh.com/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm.

Written comments on the proposed changes may be submitted by November 20, 2009; E-mail to comments@wildlife.nh.gov (please put "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. For more information about N.H. Fish and Game's Marine Division, visit www.wildnh.com/marine.

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