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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.

June 26, 2012:  Tim McCulloch of Yorktown has notified the Marine Resources Commission of his intent to place up to 1000 protective aquaculture enclosures for culturing oysters on 8 acres of leased ground in the Thorofare, with Goodwin Island to the east; York County (Dandy) to the west; York River to the north; and, York County and the entrance to Back Creek to the south.  A complete copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Marine Resources Commission or reviewed on the agency’s website at this web link:  Tim McCulloch.  Send comments/inquiries before July 29, 2012: Marine Resources Commission, Fishery Management Division, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor, Newport News, VA 23607. 

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