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Public Notice: 2010 PROTECTIVE SHELLFISH ENCLOSURE SITING NOTICES

REGULATION 4 VAC 20-1130-10 Et Seq. and Section 28.2-603.2 of the Code of Virginia provide an opportunity for public comment on proposals to place protective shellfish enclosures on leased ground.  The following notices are posted by date; the comment period for each notice is as is specified below for each individual siting notice.   Please check with The Fisheries Division at (757) 247-2248 to verify when a specific comment period ends.

Note: notices below this point are beyond the comment period and are provided only as a reference of shellfish enclosure siting activity. Comments will not be accepted on the notices below.

October 19, 2010:  Bevans Oyster Company, Inc. of Kinsale has notified the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of its intent to temporarily place up to 250 protective aquaculture structures per acre for culturing oysters on two oyster ground leases comprising a total of 87 acres, in the Yeocomico River, between Lynch Point and Parkers Creek. A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency website:  Click here for full proposal. Send comments/inquiries before November 12, 2010 to: Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607.

October 19, 2010:  Cowart Seafood Corp. of Lottsburg has notified the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of its intent to temporarily place up to 250 protective aquaculture structures per acre for culturing oysters on 14.23 acres of leased ground in the Coan River, near the mouth of Kingscote Creek, north of Honest Point and west of Lewisetta. A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency website:  Click here for full proposal. Send comments/inquiries before November 12, 2010 to: Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607.

July 1, 2010:  Mark Sanford of Cheriton has notified the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of his intent to temporarily place up to 500 protective aquaculture structures for culturing oysters on 5 acres of his 127 acre leased ground in the Eastern Branch of the Lynnhaven River, southeast of Great Neck Point.  A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency website:  Full Proposal and MapSend comments/inquiries before July 20, 2010, to:  Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607.

March 3, 2010: 
Timothy A. Wivell of Cape Charles has notified the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of his intent to temporarily place up to 500 protective aquaculture structures for culturing oysters on 36 acres of leased ground in Cherrystone Inlet. A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency website:  Click here for full proposal. Send comments/inquiries before March 22, 2010 to: Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607.

This proposal was withdrawn by the applicant on January 13, 2010; originally posted December 3, 2009: 
Bevans Oyster Company, Inc. of Kinsale has notified the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of its intent to temporarily place up to 250 protective aquaculture structures per acre for culturing oysters on 2.5 acres of leased ground in the South Yeocomico River, southeast of Walker Point and southwest of Palmer Point. A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency website:  Click here for full proposal.   Send comments/inquiries before December 28, 2009 to: Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607.


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