RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Jeffrey P. Engel, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Sunday, January 15, 2012:
All those waters in Carteret County that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 12, 2012 temporary closures.
In addition, all those waters in Bogue Sound between Intracoastal Waterway Channel Marker #14 and #19 and the Cross Rock area in Newport River in Carteret County that were opened to shellfish harvesting on a temporary basis shall return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 7, 2012 temporary openings and remain closed.
The following also remains closed:
All those waters between ICWW 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 of Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse Island.
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 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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries: Newport River.
D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
January 14, 2012
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