Stevenson L. Weeks Jr. has filed an application to lease approximately 3.2 acres in Newport River near Penn Point, according to a division news release.

MOREHEAD CITY | The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting public comment on a bottom lease for shellfish aquaculture in Carteret County.

Stevenson L. Weeks Jr. has filed an application to lease approximately 3.2 acres in Newport River near Penn Point, according to a division news release.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Headquarters, 3441 Arendell St., Morehead City.

The deadline for written comments is 5 p.m. Oct. 25 and may be sent to the Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557.

For more information, contact Valerie Wunderly, shellfish mapping and lease coordinator, at 252-808-8061 orValerie.Wunderly@ncdenr.gov.