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Public Notice: Hearing on Proposed Marine Aquaculture Licenses

Robert Eckert:

July 24, 2017

DURHAM, NH -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on four proposed marine aquaculture license applications on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, two at 9:00 a.m., and two at 9:30 a.m.  The hearing will be held at NH Fish and Game Department, Region 3 Office, 225 Main St., Durham, NH, 03824. The public is welcome to attend and to offer comments on the proposed aquaculture plans.


At 9:00 a.m., Jay Baker of Fat Dog Shellfish will be heard on his two applications to culture oysters, northern quahogs, soft shelled clams, and razor clams in a bottom culture operation on two separate 4.5-acre sites in the shallows along Durham shoreline, in Little Bay.


At 9:30 a.m., Russell Hilliard and Conor Walsh of Half Tide Rock Oyster Farm will be heard on their applications to culture oysters, soft shell clams, and hard shell clams in a bottom culture operation on a 1.3-acre site in Browns River and a 1.1-acre site in Hampton River.


Detailed plans for these projects are available for public review at or at the Department’s Region 3 Office in Durham. Written public comments on the proposed licenses may be submitted up until August 30, 2017.  Written comments may be mailed to the Executive Director, NH Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH, 03301, faxed to (603) 271-5829, or e-mailed to

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