RE: SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel, III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the following areas are declared SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS and ARE CLOSED to all fishing equipment.
I. AREA DESCRIPTIONS:
Long Shoal Oyster Sanctuary - A 10-acre site as shown on Map 1. The area is delineated by Oyster Sanctuary Bouys/daybeacons. The locations of the buoys/daybeacons are as follows:
| ||35° 33.8600’ N ||75° 49.7670’ W |
| ||35° 33.7510’ N ||75° 49.7670’ W |
| ||35° 33.7510’ N ||75° 49.9000’ W |
| ||35° 33.8600’ N ||75° 49.9000’ W |
Raccoon Island Fishing Reef/Oyster Sanctuary – A 10-acre site as shown on Map 2. The area is delineated by Oyster Sanctuary Bouys/daybeacons . The locations of the buoys/daybeacons are as follows:
| ||35° 05.4750’ N ||76° 23.4060’ W |
| ||35° 05.3660’ N ||76° 23.4060’ W |
| ||35° 05.3660’ N ||76° 23.5380’ W |
| ||35° 05.4750’ N ||76° 23.5380’ W |
II. GENERAL INFORMATION:
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of 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 .0103
B. It is unlawful to violate provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. The shellfish management areas have been designated to enhance oyster growth and reproduction under protected conditions which should benefit oyster production in these areas.
D. The Division of Marine Fisheries will mark the affected areas with daybeacons and/or buoys indicating ‘Oyster Sanctuary” insofar as may be practicable. No unauthorized removal or relocation of any such day beacons or buoys shall have the effect of changing, nor shall any such day beacons or buoys affect the applicability of any proclamation or portion thereof. Where there is conflict between day beacons, buoys and maps, maps shall prevail.
July 8, 2013