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Bruce Smith: 603-868-1095

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED OYSTER AQUACULTURE OPERATION AUGUST 25, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.-- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on a proposed marine aquaculture application for licensing on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 9:00 AM at the Department’s Region 3 Office: 225 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824. The public is welcome to attend the hearing and to comment on the proposed aquaculture plan.

The aquaculture applicant, Fat Dog Shellfish Company LLC, will be heard on its application for a four-acre bottom culture operation of American oyster. The proposed location is along the edge of the Upper Little Bay channel, where it grades upward to a softer, shallow bottom.

A detailed plan is available for public review at www.fishnh.com/marine -- to view the proposed plan, click here. It can also be viewed at the Department's Region 3 Office in Durham, N.H.

Written comments on the proposed license may be submitted at the hearing or thereafter until September 8, 2011, which is the end date for comment. Written comments may be: (1) mailed to the Executive Director, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301; (2) faxed to the Department at 603-271-1438; or (3) emailed to bruce.smith@wildlife.nh.gov.

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