skip to main content | skip to footer
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-06-2012

Marine Fisheries

Web Content Display Web Content Display
Web Content Display Web Content Display

PA-6-2012

PROCLAMATION

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 shellfish area closures will take effect at 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 closures to shellfish harvesting:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

SHALLOTTE RIVER AREA (A-2) – Map 49

a) Shallotte River - All those waters upstream of a line in Shallotte River beginning at a point 33º 55.6349' N -78º 22.1888' W on the west shore; running northeasterly to a point 33º 55.7467' N -78º 21.6412' W on the east shore near Shell Point, to include the Swash.

b) Intracoastal Waterway Area - All those waters bordered on the west by a straight line beginning at a point 33º 55.0142' N -78º 18.6277' W on the northern shore of the IWW; running southerly to a point 33º 54.8933' N -78º 18.6298' W on the southern shore of the IWW; and bordered on the east by a straight line beginning at a point 33º 55.0167'N -78º 17.4158' W on the northern shore of the IWW; running southerly to a point 33º 54.9069' N -78º 17.4167' W on the southern shore of the IWW; to include the canals near Starfish Drive on Holden Beach, the canals near Greensboro Street on Holden Beach, and Sea Air Boat Basin.

MYRTLE GROVE SOUND AREA (B-5) – Map 46

e) Inlet Watch Yacht Club - All those waters within the Inlet Watch Yacht Club basin and extending 500 feet beyond the dockage facilities beginning at a point 34º 04.7152' N -77º 53.1255' W on the shore north of the entrance canal; running easterly to a point 34º 04.7073' N -77º 53.0694' W in the sound; running southerly to a point 34º 04.6140' N -77º 53.0858' W in the sound; running westerly to a point 34º 04.6303' N -77º 53.2014' W on the shore south of the entrance canal.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH AREA (B-7) – Map 44

f) Oakwinds Marina- All those waters within Harrelson’s Oakwinds Marina and extending beyond the dockage facilities 450 feet beginning at a point 34º 15.4954' N -77º 46.6574’ W on the shore north of the marina entrance; running southeasterly to a point 34º 15.4153' N -77º 46.5400' W in the sound; running southwesterly to a point 34º 15.3025' N -77º 46.6499' W in the sound; running northwesterly to a point 34º 15.3546' N -77º 46.7315' W on the shore south of the marina entrance.

TOPSAIL SOUND AREA (B-8) – Map 43

e) Futch Creek - All those waters upstream of a straight line across the mouth of Futch Creek beginning at a point 34º 18.1562' N -77º 44.3210' W on the northern shore of the creek; running southwesterly to a point 34º 17.9722' N -77º 44.5103' W on the southern shore of the creek.

o) Mallard Bay Area – All those waters upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 34º 23.5385' N -77º 37.7207' W on the north shore; running southwesterly to a point 34º 23.4646' N -77º 37.7481' W on the south shore.

MILL CREEK AREA (C-1) – Map 41

f) Bayshore Marina and Racquet Club- All those waters within Bayshore Marina and extending beyond the dockage facilities 325 feet beginning at a point 34º 32.4946' N -77º 22.2774' W on the shore west of the marina; running southeasterly to a point 34º 32.4115' N -77º 22.2494' W; running northeasterly to a point 34º 32.4561' N -77º 22.0564' W; running northwesterly to a point 34º 32.5278' N -77º 22.0805' W on the shore east of the marina.

QUEENS CREEK AREA (D-2) – Map 36

e) Shell Rock Landing Boat Launch Area - All those waters within the boat launch basin beginning at a point 34º 39.1656' N -77º 09.9918' W on the north shore of the basin; running southeasterly to a point 34º 39.1556' N -77º 09.9780' W on the south shore of the basin.

HARKERS ISLAND AREA (E-7) – Map 27

f) National Park Service Boat Basin - All those waters within 200 feet of the last dockage space in the Park Service Boat Basin at Shell Point beginning at a point 34º 41.1051' N -76º 31.5441' W on the northern shore of the basin entrance; running southeasterly to a point 34º 41.1004' N -76º 31.5353' W in the sound; running southwesterly to a point 34º 41.0759' N -76º 31.5542' W in the sound; running northwesterly to a point 34º 41.0803' N -76º 31.5623' W on the shore south of the basin entrance.

The following change is a technical revision to closure description text and does not result in any additional closure:

MILL CREEK AREA (C-1) – Map 41

e) Swan Point Marina / New River Marina - All those waters within Swan Point Marina and New River Marina and extending beyond the dockage facilities 325 feet from Swan Point Marina and 200 feet from New River Marina beginning at a point 34º 32.7234' N -77º 21.6661' W on the shore west of Swan Point Marina; running northerly to a point 34º 32.7852' N -77º 21.6649' W; running easterly to a point 34º 32.7834' N -77º 21.5354' W; running southerly to a point 34º 32.5351' N -77º 21.5400' W; running westerly to a point 34º 32.5365' N -77º 21.6362' W on the shore south of New River Marina.

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 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 amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-17-2011, (49) (a), (49) (b) and map 49. The former (46) (f) and (46) (g) are deleted, the former (46) (h) becomes (46) (f), the former (46) (i) becomes (46) (g), the former (46) (j) becomes (46) (h) and the former (46) (k) becomes (46) (i) (See Descriptions on Map) and closes approximately 76 acres. This also amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-17-2011, (46) (e) and map 46, and closes approximately 2 acres, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-17-2011, Map 44, (44) (f) and closes approximately 6 acres, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-94-2007, (43) (e) and map 43, and closes approximately 16 acres, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-94-2007, and map 43 by the addition of (43) (o), and closes approximately 30 acres, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-03-2009, Map 41, (41) (f) and closes approximately 5 acres, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-94-2007, and map 36 by the addition of (36) (e) and closes less than 1 acre, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-89-2010, Map 27, (27) (f) and closes less than 1 acre, and; amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-94-2007, Map 41, (41) (e) and does not result in any additional closures.

D. These closures are due to recent Sanitary Surveys in the Shallotte River, Myrtle Grove Sound, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Sound, Mill Creek, Queens Creek and Harkers Island areas of Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow and Carteret Counties.

January 23, 2012
9:45 A.M.
PA-6-2012

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • (252) 726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632

NCDMF logo

38337 FEEDBACK

Your input is valuable to us. Please send us your feedback.

What type of feedback would you like to send?*

Ask a Question Report a Problem Have a Concern Make a Comment

(If you would like us to respond please include your phone or e-mail.)

Your Question has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Problem has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Concern has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Comment has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

*If you are a DENR employee with an I.T. issue, please submit a DOTS ticket.