The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking applicants for a new Shellfish Cultivation Lease Review Committee that will hear appeals of agency decisions regarding shellfish leases.
The three-member committee, authorized by a new state law, will be appointed by the chair of the Marine Fisheries Commission and comprised of one commission member, who will serve as the hearing officer, and two public members. The two public members must meet the following qualifications:
- One with expertise or relevant experience in shellfish aquaculture; and
- One with expertise or relevant experience in coastal property or property assessment.
Individuals who meet the above qualifications and are interested in serving on the Shellfish Cultivation Lease Review Committee should be willing to meet periodically to hear contested cases. Committee members will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.
Applications are available online here, at Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices, or by calling 252-808-8022 or 252-726-7021. Applications should be returned by March 13 to the Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557, Attention: Dana Gillikin.