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Public Notice on Marine Aquaculture License Hearings

Contact:
Robert Eckert: robert.eckert@wildlife.nh.gov

November 15, 2017

DURHAM, NH -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on three proposed marine aquaculture license applications on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. at the 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., Russell Hilliard and Conor Walsh of Swell Oyster Company will be heard on their application to amend License #2017-33 to add 1-acre of bottom culture/suspended culture for oysters, soft shell clams, and hard shell clams in Hampton/Seabrook Harbor to their 1.3-acre bottom culture site.

 

At 9:30 a.m., Nick Brown will be heard on his application to culture oysters in a bottom culture operation on a 4.5-acre site in the shallows along Durham shoreline in Little Bay.

 

At 10:00 a.m., Sheyne Branconnier of New England Superior Oyster, LLC will be heard on his application to culture oysters, northern quahogs, and soft shell clams in a bottom culture operation on a 1.3-acre site in the shallows along Dover shoreline in Royalls Cove near the Scammell Bridge.

 

Detailed plans for these projects are available for public review at www.fishnh.com/marine or at the Department’s Region 3 Office in Durham. The last date to submit written comments on the proposed licenses is December 28, 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 robert.eckert@wildlife.nh.gov.


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