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December 10, 2010

Public Hearing January 10 , 2011, on Lobster Tail Processing Rules

DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine rule changes relative to processing raw, shell-on lobster tails on Monday, January 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

Fish and Game is proposing to readopt interim rules relative to processing lobster tails; the lobster tail processing permit; reporting requirements related to processing lobster tails; and the legal length of lobsters, to reference the exception for lobster tail processing. The rules specify what is required to process raw, shell-on lobster tails, what is required for the permit, and the information that must be reported.

The proposed rule, with original and proposed language, may be found at

Written comments on the proposed changes may be submitted by January 20, 2011; e-mail (put "Comment on Lobster Tail 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.

Directions to the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.:  From Portsmouth Traffic Circle: Take the Route 1 Bypass South exit off circle. Merge with Route 1 and go through five traffic lights. Turn left at sixth light onto Elwyn Road.

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

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