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Bruce Smith: 603-868-1095
Liza Poinier: 603-271-3211
December 23, 2010

Public Hearing on Proposed Oyster Aquaculture Operation February 3, 2011

DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed oyster aquaculture operation on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H. The public is welcome to attend the hearing and to comment on the proposed aquaculture plan.

The aquaculture applicant, Krystin Ward, proposes to operate a 2-acre bottom oyster grow-out plot in the subtidal waters along the Newington shore in Upper Little Bay.

The proposed aquaculture application may be reviewed online (click here to download), or in person at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H., between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays (please note that the office will be closed on December 24 and 31, 2010, and January 17, 2011).  For more information call 603-868-1095.

Written comments on the proposed aquaculture application may be submitted by February 17, 2011; e-mail comments@wildlife.nh.gov (put “oyster aquaculture application” 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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