Shellfish lease hearing set for Jan. 15 in Hatteras

Published 7:43 am Saturday, December 21, 2019

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Dare County at 6 p.m., Jan. 15, 2020, at the Hatteras Community Center, 57689 N.C. Highway 12 in Hatteras.

William Ballance has applied to lease approximately 6.32 acres of shellfish bottom and water column in Brooks Creek.

Lease numbers are #1987858 and #1987882.

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The public may comment on the proposed lease at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Jan. 14 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection during office hours at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

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