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PA-146-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Randall Williams, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Sunday, December 18, 2016.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the December 5, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

White Oak River - All those waters
in the White Oak River north of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.9497' N -77° 06.9846' W on the west shore, running easterly near the northern tip of Jones Island, to a point 34° 41.9395'N - 77°05.6599'W on the east shore.

Newport River - All those waters upstream of a line across the river from Crab Point to the southern end of the west shore of Core Creek.

All those waters in North River upstream of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at 34° 46.0383' N - 76° 37.0633' W, running easterly to a point on the east shore at 34° 46.2667' N - 76° 35.4933' W. (North River DMF Shrimp Line).

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW COUNTY

All those waters
between IWW Marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

White Oak River - All those waters in the White Oak River north of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.9497' N -77° 06.9846' W on the west shore, running easterly near the northern tip of Jones Island, to a point 34° 41.9395'N - 77°05.6599'W on the east shore.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H. 0103 and 03K .0101.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the N.C. Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: A portion of Newport River, a portion of North River, Ward Creek, Whitehurst Creek, and Sleepy Creek

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

December 17, 2016
10:20 A.M.
PA-146-2016

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