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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-01-2018

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PA-1-2018

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Betsey Tilson, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Thursday, January 4, 2018.

All those waters in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the December 10, and December 21, 2017, temporary closures.

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: Lockwoods Folly River, Masonboro Sound, and Middle Sound.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results and sufficient time having elapsed to reduce pathogens that might have been present to acceptable levels.

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Stephen W. Murphey, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES, DEQ

January 3, 2018
9:55 A.M.
PA-1-2018

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