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Bruce Smith 603-868-1095
Jane Vachon 603-271-3211
November 20, 2012

Public Hearing Dec. 11, 2012, on Three Proposed Shellfish Aquaculture Operations

DURHAM, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold public hearings regarding proposed marine aquaculture applications for licensing of three shellfish bottom-culture operations on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The hearings will be held at Fish and Game’s Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824.  The public is welcome to attend the hearings and to comment on the proposed aquaculture plans.

At 9:00 a.m., Krystin Ward will be heard on her application for a 1.5-acre extension of her currently licensed 2-acre site in Upper Little Bay along the Newington shoreline.  The two species involved are American oyster and hard clam.

At 10:00 a.m., Shane Conlin’s proposed bottom shellfish culture application will be presented.  The site applied for is a 1.5-acre subtidal bottom, south of the Bellamy River Route 4 bridge, north of Goat Island in Lower Little Bay.  The two proposed species are American oyster and hard clam.

At 11:00 a.m., Timothy Henry will be heard on his proposed four-acre bottom culture site in Upper Little Bay along the Newington shoreline, just north of the cable crossing.  The species proposed is American oyster.

Detailed plans are available for public review on this web page (see links above) and at Fish and Game's Region 3 Office.  Written comments on the proposed licenses may be submitted at the hearing or thereafter until December 26, 2012.  Written comments may be: (1) mailed to the Executive Director, New Hampshire Fire 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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