RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Megan Davies, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise Saturday, January 30, 2016.
All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 16, and January 23, 2016 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of the New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Morris Landing; running southeasterly through IWW Beacon “49” to a point on Topsail Island at 34° 27.273’ N -77° 29.937’ W.
All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Emerald Isle High Rise Bridge and IWW Beacon “59”, located just west of Bear Creek, to include White Oak River, Queens Creek, and Bear Creek.
Bogue Sound - All those waters, from the IWW to the mainland in Bogue Sound between IWW Beacon “27” and Fl Beacon “25” near Broad Creek, to include Broad Creek.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.
The following also remains closed:
All those waters between Southport and IWW Channel Marker #51A, near the Holden Beach Bridge, to include all of Lockwoods Folly River and the Lockwoods Folly River Inlet area.
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 proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: A portion of Stump Sound, North River, Jarrett Bay, and Nelson Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
January 29, 2016