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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-64-2016

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PA-64-2016

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 shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately

It is unlawful for any person to 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:

PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland at 34° 25.5277’ N -77° 34.4977’ W, near Edens Landing; running southerly through IWW Beacon “80” to a point on Topsail Island at 34° 24.9752’ N -77° 34.2742’ W near the end of Atkinson Road and 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 the New River Inlet), to include a portion of Topsail Sound, Beckys Creek, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay (SEE MAP).

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / CARTERET / DARE COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Beacon "84" and IWW Beacon "89” near Ocean Isle.

Bogue Sound – All those waters, IWW to the mainland, in Bogue Sound between IWW Beacon “14” near Gull Harbor Marina and the Morehead City permanent closure line near 16th Street.

Newport River – All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek

Jarrett Bay / North River and The Straits - All those waters bordered on the east by a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the southern end of Davis Island; thence in a straight line thru Flashing Beacon #36; thence in a straight line to the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to the eastern end of Browns Island; thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island; thence following the shoreline to the southwestern tip of Harkers Island; thence in a straight line to Channel Marker #56A; thence proceeding thru Beacon #58 to Beacon #59 to a point on Carrot Island.  This includes Jarrett Bay, Middens Creek, Tusk Creek, Jump Run Creek, Bells Creek, The Straits, Sleepy Creek, Whitehurst Creek, Eastmouth Bay, Westmouth Bay, all of North River, including Ward Creek and the North River Marshes, and all creeks and tributaries within the described area.

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

All those waters in Pamlico Sound within 200 yards of the shoreline between a point 35° 41.0197' N - 75° 29.3142' W near New Inlet (Pea Island Refuge) and the north side of Hatteras Inlet.

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 temporary closure is due to rainfall and resultant runoff.

June 16, 2016
9:00 A.M.
PA-64-2016

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

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