The state Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a public hearing 6 p.m. May 25 on a proposed shellfish lease in Brunswick County.
Jeffrey Milliken, agent for Healing Waters Oyster Farm, LLC, applied for a 3.39-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in the Lockwood Folly River.
The public can speak during the meeting but must register online by 4 p.m. May 24 or can submit written comments until 6 p.m. May 26 either using an online form or mailed to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.
Public hearing information, including the web conference link and call-in telephone number, presentation slides, and biological investigation reports can be found online along with other proposed shellfish lease hearings.
For more information, contact Marla Chuffo, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8048 or Marla.Chuffo@ncdenr.gov.