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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-05-2014

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TOPSAIL SOUND AREA (B-8) – Map 43
CEDAR ISLAND AREA (F-4) – Map 24
OUTER BANKS AREA (H-5) – Map 7

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PA-5-2014

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Robin Cummings, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area changes and closures will take effect immediately:

No person shall 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:

The following changes are additional closures to shellfish harvesting and the new closure descriptions are as follows:

PENDER / CARTERET / DARE COUNTIES

TOPSAIL SOUND AREA (B-8) – Map 43

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.

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. This amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-PC-2013, (43) (o), Map 27, and closes approximately 21 acres, and; N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-PC-2013, and Map 24 by the addition of (24) (f) and closes approximately 36 acres, and; N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-PC-2013, and Map 7 by the addition of (7) (i) and closes approximately 11 acres.

D. These closures are due to recent Sanitary Surveys in the Topsail Sound area of Pender County, the Cedar Island area of Carteret County, and the Outer Banks area of Dare County.

February 5, 2014
9:00 A.M.
PA-5-2014

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

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