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Public hearing scheduled for a proposed shellfish lease

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Hyde County Courthouse, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter.

Lyle Cahoon of Swan Quarter has applied to lease 1.77 acres of bottom and water column in Swan Quarter Narrows.

The proposal lease numbers are 1935162 and 1935170.

The public may comment on the proposed lease at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., April 29 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.