CONTACT:
Robert Atwood: (603) 868-1095
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
July 23, 2019

DURHAM, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding three proposed marine aquaculture license applications on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Region 3 Office, 225 Main St., Durham, N.H. The public is welcome to attend and to offer comments on the proposed aquaculture plans.

At 9:00 a.m., Christopher Gallagher of Little Bay Beauties will be heard on his application to culture oysters, northern quahogs, soft shelled clams, and razor clams in a bottom culture operation on a 2-acre site in the shallows along the Durham shoreline of the Oyster River.

At 9:30 a.m., Joseph Rankin of Hidden Coast Shellfish will be heard on his application to culture oysters in a bottom/suspended culture operation on a 2-acre site in the shallows along the Durham shoreline of the Oyster River.

At 10:00 a.m., Brian Gennaco of Virgin Oyster Company will be heard on his application to culture oysters, northern quahogs, soft shelled clams, and razor clams in a bottom/suspended culture operation on a 2.1-acre site in the shallows along the Durham shoreline of the Oyster River.

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. Written comments on these proposed licenses may be submitted up until 4:00 p.m. on September 3, 2019, and may be mailed to the Executive Director, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH, 03301, faxed to (603) 271-5829, or e-mailed to robert.atwood@wildlife.nh.gov.