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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-21-2015

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PA-21-2015

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Robin Cummings, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately:

No person shall take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:

BRUNSWICK / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTY

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

Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33°55.7954’N - 78°13.3096’ W approximately midway between Genoes Point and Spring Creek; running southeasterly to a point 33°55.2284’N - 78°12.7791’ W near the northwest point pof Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse Island.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by the Surf City Bridge.

Salliers Bay - All those waters in Salliers Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

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

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

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

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

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

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of the Hwy 70 Bridge.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters at Holden Beach, in the IWW between Beacon "71” near Shallotte River, and Beacon "63".

All those waters within 100 yards from the dredge spoils effluent pipe near Bald Head Island located approximately 200 yards north of the mouth of Bald Head Creek.

All those waters in the basin approximately 200 yards west of IWW Beacon “140” upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 34° 8.1752’ N -77° 51.9495’ W on the north shore; running southerly to a point 34° 8.1582’ N -77° 51.9655’ W on the south shore.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34° 45.6646' N – 76° 44.0603’ W, at Lawton Point; thence to a point on the north shore at 34º 46.5724' N -76º 44.3786' W just upstream of Hammock Rock.

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. These temporary closures are due to rainfall and resultant runoff.

February 26 , 2015
9:00 A.M.
PA-21-2015

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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