Robert Atwood: (603) 868-1095
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
September 12, 2019

DURHAM, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing regarding two proposed marine aquaculture license applications on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, NH. The public is welcome to attend and to offer comments on the proposed aquaculture plans.

At 9:30 a.m., Russell Hilliard and Conor Walsh of Swell Oyster Company will be heard on two applications. One application is for a one-acre bottom culture site in Plaice Cove, Hampton, NH for wet storage and possible relay of shellfish from License #2019-32 and #2019-33. The second application is to amend License #2019-32 to add European oysters and razor clams.

Detailed plans for these projects are available for public review at 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 October 31, 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