2021 Shellfish lease application interval ends Aug. 2

The North Carolina Division of Maritime Fisheries administers the Shellfish Lease and Franchise Software. Map:

The North Carolina Division of Maritime Fisheries administers the Shellfish Lease and Franchise Software. Map: DMF

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries reminds possible shellfish lease applicants that the shellfish lease software interval finishes Aug. 2.

The division yearly accepts shellfish bottom lease and h2o column applications from March 1 by way of Aug. 1 but simply because Aug. 1 is a Sunday this yr, programs will be recognized until 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2.

Apps ought to be both postmarked or dropped off at the Division Headquarters Business office, 3441 Arendell St., Morehead Town, by the deadline.

Obtain a lease application at the division’s Shellfish Lease and Franchise Software webpage.

The division shown the adhering to changes to the 2021 Shellfish Lease Application:

  1. New riparian operator notification plan. When an application is accredited for public hearing, candidates ought to display an endeavor to notify all riparian homeowners in 250 toes of the proposed shellfish lease by licensed mail.
  2. Shellfish lease web-site investigations will be executed from April 1 via Oct. 1.
  3. Programs that are incomplete, stuffed improperly, or suggest ineligible shellfish lease websites will be denied. The software price is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  4. Any shellfish leases granted or renewed following July 1, 2019 will be subject matter to new professional shellfish output needs.

For additional information and facts, get hold of Owen Mulvey-McFerron, shellfish lease and aquaculture system coordinator, at Owen.Mulvey-McFerron@ncdenr.gov or 252-269-3082.