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Bruce Smith: 603-868-1095

June 17, 2011

Public hearing on two proposed marine aquaculture applications for licenses set for Friday, July 8, 2011

DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on two proposed marine aquaculture applications for licenses Friday, July 8, 2011, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Region 3 Office, 225 Main St., Durham, N.H., 03824.

At 9:00 AM, Stephen Weglarz Jr, will be heard on his application for a two-acre bottom culture operation for American oyster and softshell clam. The location proposed is at the mouth of the Oyster River off the northeast side of Durham Point.

The second hearing will commence at 11:00 AM. This hearing is for William Carey, Little Bay Oyster Co., and concerns an expansion of 1.5 acres of his currently licensed operation in Upper Little Bay off Fox Point. Little Bay Oyster Co. has operated an oyster aquaculture business for the past three years in a 1.5-acre plot adjacent to the newly proposed site.

Detailed plans for these projects are available for public review at the Department's Region 3 Office in Durham, or click on the title below to download the project proposals (PDF files):

Written comments on the proposed licenses may be submitted at the hearing or up to July 22, 2011. Written comments may be mailed to the Executive Director, NHF&G, 11 Hazen Dr., Concord, N.H. 03301, faxed to (603) 271-1438, or e-mailed to bruce.smith@wildlife.nh.gov.

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