The new closure descriptions for the Goose Creek/Pamlico River, Wright and Oyster Creeks, and Pungo River areas are as follows:
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:
c) East Fork, Ross Creek and Bailey Creek – All those waters in East Fork upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 35º 25.8170' N -76º 39.0339' W on the north shore; running southeasterly to a point 35º 25.7342' N -76º 38.9372' W on the south shore; to include all of Ross Creek and Bailey Creek.
WRIGHT & OYSTER CREEKS AREA (G-2) - MAP 15
b) Wright Creek - All those waters in Wright Creek upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 35º 24.8634' N -76º 35.4188' W on the west shore; running southeasterly to a point 35º 24.8006' N -76º 35.3105' W on the east shore.
PUNGO RIVER AREA (G-8) - MAP 14
d) Slade Creek - All those waters in Slade Creek upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 35º 28.6460' N -76º 31.9206' W on the north shore; running easterly across the mouth of Neal Creek to a point 35º 28.6084' N -76º 31.6962' W; running southerly across Slade Creek to a point 35º 28.3877' N -76º 31.7073' W on the south shore.
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