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PA-102-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Randall Williams, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Thursday, September 8, 2016.

All those waters in New Hanover, Pender, and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the September 3, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remain closed:

NEW HANOVER / PENDER / CARTERET COUNTY

All those waters between Snows Cut and the South Carolina State Line.

All those waters in Myrtle Grove Sound bordered on the north by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 07.796’N – 77° 52.072’W near Peden Point; running easterly through Intracoastal Waterway Beacon “141” and US Army Corps of Engineers Spoils Island #261 to a point 34° 07.459’N – 77° 51.071’W on Masonboro Island; and bordered on the south by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 04.846’N -77° 53.102’W on the mainland; running easterly through Intracoastal Waterway Beacon “155” to a point 34° 04.809’N – 77° 52.907’ W on the southwestern tip of Masonboro Island at Carolina Beach Inlet (See Map).

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Sanders Point on the eastern shore of Goose Creek, in Carteret County, running southwesterly through IWW Beacon “36” to Archer Point on Emerald Isle; and bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Forest Sound Marina, running southerly through IWW Beacon “98A”, following the eastern shore of Black Mud Channel to a point on the southern tip of Topsail Beach; to include a portion of Topsail Sound, Stump Sound, New River, Salliers Bay, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, and a portion of Bogue Sound.

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Morehead City permanent closure line near 16th Street and IWW Beacon “36” near Goose 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

All those waters bordered on the north by a straight line beginning at a point on Bodie Island at Mann Point, thence across Roanoke Sound and Croatan Sound to a point near Redstone Point and bordered on the south by a line beginning at the tip of Fort Macon on Bogue Banks across the Morehead City Channel to the southernmost tip of Radio Island, to include all of North River, The Straits, Back Sound, Core Sound, Jarrett Bay, Nelson Bay, Thorofare Bay, Cedar Island Bay, West Bay, North Bay, Long Bay, Turnagain Bay, Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Bay River, Jones Bay, Middle Bay, Big Porpoise Bay, Mouse Harbor, Pamlico River, Pungo River, Spencer Bay, Rose Bay, Deep Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Juniper Bay, West Bluff Bay, East Bluff Bay, Wysocking Bay, Long Shoal River, Pains Bay, Sandy Bay, Parched Corn Bay, Stumpy Point Bay, Roanoke Sound, Croatan Sound, and all other tributaries within said boundaries.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW / CRAVEN / BEAUFORT / PAMLICO / DARE / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters between Snows Cut and the South Carolina State Line.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Sanders Point on the eastern shore of Goose Creek, in Carteret County, running southwesterly through IWW Beacon “36” to Archer Point on Emerald Isle; and bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Forest Sound Marina, running southerly through IWW Beacon “98A”, following the eastern shore of Black Mud Channel to a point on the southern tip of Topsail Beach, to include a portion of Topsail Sound, Stump Sound, New River, Salliers Bay, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, and a portion of Bogue Sound.

All those waters bordered on the north by a straight line beginning at a point on Bodie Island at Mann Point, thence across Roanoke Sound and Croatan Sound to a point near Redstone Point and bordered on the south by a line beginning at the tip of Fort Macon on Bogue Banks across the Morehead City Channel to the southernmost tip of Radio Island, to include Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Bay River, Jones Bay, Middle Bay, Big Porpoise Bay, Mouse Harbor, Pamlico River, Pungo River, Spencer Bay, Rose Bay, Deep Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Juniper Bay, West Bluff Bay, East Bluff Bay, Wysocking Bay, Long Shoal River, Pains Bay, Sandy Bay, Parched Corn Bay, Stumpy Point Bay, Roanoke Sound, Croatan Sound, and all other tributaries within said boundaries.

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. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: a portion of Myrtle Grove Sound, Masonboro Sound, Middle Sound, a portion of Topsail Sound, a portion of Bogue Sound, and Tar Landing Bay.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
September 7, 2016
03:45 P.M.
PA-102-2016

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

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