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The following changes are additional closures to shellfish harvesting and the new closure descriptions are as follows:
PENDER / CARTERET / DARE COUNTIES
o) Mallard Bay - All those waters in Mallard Bay/Nixon’s Creek upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 34º 23.3819' N -77º 37.7503' W on the north shore; running southeasterly across the channel to a point 34º 23.3628' N -77º 37.7104' W on the south shore.
CEDAR ISLAND AREA (F-4) – Map 24
f) Cedar Island Bay - All those waters in Cedar Island Bay upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 35º 00.7577' N -76º 18.9039' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 35º 00.7632' N -76º 18.8399' W on the marsh on the east shore.
OUTER BANKS AREA (H-5) – Map 7
i) Rodanthe Drain Area - All those waters within a boundary beginning at a point 35º 34.8819' N -75º 28.1107' W on the shore north of the “drain”; running westerly approximately 100 yards to a point 35º 34.8840' N -75º 28.1804' W in the sound; running southerly to a point 35º 34.6994' N -75º 28.1885' W in the sound; running easterly to a point 35º 34.6990' N -75º 28.1726' W on the shore south of the “drain”; to include the North Drain and South Drain.
The temporary closure in Hoop Pole Creek described in PA-129-2013 remains in effect.
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.
February 5, 2014